BEFORE YOU GO
– Explore students’ prior knowledge about the time period the village depicts. What was life like back then? What jobs or activities did people participate in? What did they eat? Where did they sleep? Have students use a KWL chart to record what they know (K), then have them list what they would like to know (W) about the time period. Revisit this chart after the fieldtrip and have students complete the third column about what they learned (L).
– Review any relevant vocabulary and key terms.
– Call ahead and inquire about maps or any literature they can provide for the students to get acquainted with before the trip.
Students learn about and experience everyday life during a historical time period.
WHAT TO WONDER
Ask: How did they build these structures? What did they eat? What did they wear?
Describe how you feel in the living quarters?
Observe the buildings and structures, the clothing, the tools and equipment.
Opinion: Would you like to live here, during this time period? Why or why not?
Compare life today to that of this historical time period. Use what you’ve seen today to help you.
Challenge: Imagine you traveled back in time. What would life be like for you during this time period? Describe what would be the hardest and easiest aspects of life to acclimate to.