We read several books about what it was like to live as a pilgrim in the 1620's. I made an anchor chart to document what we learned along the way, and students also recorded their learning on a graphic organizer I made for them. I was amazed at how detailed their notes were... they're so ready for these common core standards, hehe.
After learning about the daily life of pilgrims, my second graders created a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast themselves to pilgrims. We used the Venn Diagram for a compare and contrast writing project.
And for the grand finale... my class and the other second grade class got together to showcase what we learned and to learn from one another! It was so much fun!