When I Was Built Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
- When I Was Built by Jennifer Thermes
- chart paper
- a marker
Set Up and Prepare
Try visiting www.foodhistorynews.com to learn more about colonial foodways.
Turn to the two page spread that features the Fairchilds in front of the fireplace. Have a discussion about how that room might look different today. Record students' ideas on the chart paper.
Some questions to keep in mind: What time of day is it? How is the room being lit? Do they have electricity? How is food prepared? (Note in the picture there is a bake oven, kettle, butter churn, wooden peel, herbs hanging from the ceiling, and frying pans.)
Have students create a new drawing of a modern kitchen and compare it to the picture in the book.