What was life like in 1768?

As you read the book, The Sign of the Beaver, you'll find examples of what life was like in 1768. Think about life for both the settlers and the Indians. How did they live? What did they eat? Where did they take shelter? How did they learn? How was life in 1768 different than life today? How was it the same?

You might choose to do a project comparing life today and life in 1768. Project choices:


  • Create a powerpoint showing the similarities and differences between the two times.
  • Create a graphic organizer demonstrating your understanding of the differences and similarities between the two times.
  • Write a song comparing the two times. If you can, perform the song.


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Writing Tools

Use this interactive online Venn diagram to compare and contract life today versus life in 1768. http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/venn/ Additional Tools for your essay Compare & Contrast Guide Compare & Contrast Map Compare & Contrast Vocabulary Words