Daily Life – Then and Now Unit Plan

Unit Plan

Daily Life – Then and Now Unit Plan

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8 x Lessons | This unit is suitable for Grades: 1 - 2

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.

It consists of 8 lessons of appropriately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objective is included, and will require an additional lesson.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Family Life - Then and Now

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will compare daily family life from the past with the present.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Identifying and Classifying Toys

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify an everyday object as a toy and describe how it is used in daily life.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Toys From Today

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will describe the features of a present day toy.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Toys From the Past

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will compare toys from the past with the present.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

A Life with Transport

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify different types of modern transport and how they are used.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Transport - Then and Now

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will compare past and present transport and describe how it has changed over time.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Let's Communicate!

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explain how we communicate with others.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Communicating Through Time

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explain how communication devices have changed over time.

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Lesson 9 (Assessment) 60 minutes

A Comparison of Daily Life - Assessment Task

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An inquiry-based assessment task in which students will demonstrate how their world is different from the past and how it might change in the future.

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