Teachers Notes

A Day in the Life of a Serrano Child

What kind of things happen to you on a regular day? You probably wake up in the morning, go to school, eat lunch, do your chores, and spend time with your friends. The life of a historical Serrano boy or girl was similar. They too did chores, spent time with their friends, and lived with their families.

But the Serrano's lives were very different than our own in many ways. They used the natural resources that were available to them to make their food, clothing, tools and homes. The Earth provided all that they needed, and they used the Earths resources wisely and with respect.

How were the lives of the historical Serrano similar and different than ours? Think about this question as you complete this activity.


Write a story about a day in the life of a Serrano boy or girl. Your story will be about everything that happens to a typical Serrano child on a typical day. Use what you have learned in other activities in your story.

Step 1

Write your story. Be sure to include the customs, and resources that you have learned about on this website. Make sure that your story contains a setting and a plot. Also make sure that your paragraphs include topic and supporting paragraphs.

Step 2

When you are done writing your story, illustrate it!

Step 3

Get a copy of the Venn diagram from your teacher. Use it to compare the life of a historical Serrano boy or girl to a modern day Serrano child.

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