Start a great discussion and show students how technology and society have changed over the years by matching historical images with their modern counterparts.
Then and Now Activities for Primary Grades
Are you looking for activities to help your students understand more about the past? We’ve put together a resource to help you spark those discussions and show your students how things have changed over the years.
The Then and Now Matching Game features historical images and their modern counterparts.
Students will match up cards to see how things have changed over time, from cars to airplanes and from clothes to cookware! Use these cards to spark discussions in your classroom about the evolution of technology and what the future may hold for us.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your History lessons.
In addition to individual student work time, use this Social Studies game to enhance learning through whole class lessons or remote learning assignments.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
Help students who need help understanding the concepts by completing the activity in a small group. Provide these students with additional think time and further discussion on the objects seen on the cards.
Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, posters, and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
Challenge your fast finishers to write or draw what they think the objects will evolve into in the next fifty years, hundred years, or even longer.
Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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This History unit covers a range of concepts relating to how daily life of the present is different from the past and how it could change in the future. A set of 2 worksheets for students to identify how transportation has changed over time. Help your students develop a sense of history and how life, transportation, and communications have changed over time.
This History unit covers a range of concepts relating to how daily life of the present is different from the past and how it could change in the future.
A set of 2 worksheets for students to identify how transportation has changed over time.
Help your students develop a sense of history and how life, transportation, and communications have changed over time.