Lesson 4: How did they live?
A comparative Study of First Nations/Early Settler Life
All cultures meet their needs through interactions with the environment. In this lesson students will consider basic survival needs and how each group, First Nations and early settlers met those needs through examining picture and text sets.
Lesson Prep: Activity 1
- Students brainstorm basic human needs for survival. These can be contrasted with wants. Chart them with the class on chart paper.
First Nations- Food
First Nations- Shelter
First Nations- Transportation
First Nations- Clothing
Early Settler- Food
Early Settler- Transportation
Early Settler- Shelter
Early Settler- Clothing
- Direct each group to examine this evidence to see what they can learn about how each group, First Nations or Early Settler, satisfied a basic need . Record the group’s findings on an Evidence Set Analysis Worksheet.
- When done, each group shares their findings. Are their similarities? Differences? Chart the class’ findings.
- Students then create a comparative chart: First Nations/Early Settlers, using the photos from their evidence sets and text in point form which records the most important features of how the group satisfied a particular need. Each group is responsible for the text for their category.