Lesson Plan

Then and Now

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Subject:
Colonial History, Revolutionary War, Social Studies
Group Size:
Up to 24
Setting:
in the park
National/State Standards:
North Carolina Social Studies Essential Standards: K.H.1; K.E.1

Overview

Using replicas of common items, students try to identify the objects and determine the purpose.

Materials

Gather these objects prior to school visit:

Then:
Quill
Wooden bucket
Cocked hat
Sachet
Wooden Toy
18th century outfit

Now:
Pen
Plastic container
Ball cap
Soap
Plastic toy
T-shirt



Procedure

Gather these objects prior to school visit:

 

Then:

Quill

Wooden bucket

Cocked hat

Sachet

Wooden Toy

18th century outfit

 

Now:

Pen

Plastic container

Ball cap

Soap

Plastic toy

T-shirt

 

Using replicas of common items, students try to identify the objects and determine the purpose. Next the group sorts the objects into those used long ago, those used in present day, and those used in both eras. Teacher may use twine to make a large Venn diagram on the ground for sorting. Teacher may also prompt students to discuss how people used the items to meet wants and needs.