A guide to teaching social history then and now

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The Then and Now History Unit is suitable for Foundation Year through to Year 2.

This pack is jam packed with everything you need to teach about the historical changes in technology, transport and life from the past to today. In addition to 12 activities, the pack comes with an easy to follow instructions on how to use each resource.

 My students love the flashcards and the easy to use flip book to record their discoveries.

then and now, history, social studies, social history, social sciences, diorama, craft, history, hass, curriculum, teaching, teacher

then and now, history, social studies, social history, social sciences, diorama, craft, history, hass, curriculum, teaching, teacher

A craftivity is a great way to solidify learning in a fun and interactive way. My students loved making the diorama, cutting, colouring and pasting the buildings and trees then thinking about where they might go. We undertook a short writing activity to go with their displays, explaining what historical changes had occurred in people's lives.


then and now, history, social studies, social history, social sciences, diorama, craft, history, hass, curriculum, teaching, teacher

then and now, history, social studies, social history, social sciences, diorama, craft, history, hass, curriculum, teaching, teacher

then and now, history, social studies, social history, social sciences, diorama, craft, history, hass, curriculum, teaching, teacher

The pack also includes several text and comprehension question sheets on different aspects of life in the past verses life now.

Below is a full list of the contents of the pack:
then and now, history, social studies, social history, social sciences, diorama, craft, history, hass, curriculum, teaching, teacher
- Instructions (suggestions on how to use each of the resources)
- Venn Diagram – Old, New and No Change
- Then and Now colour images for timeline displays in the classroom
- Then and Now Timeline cut and paste (includes suggested answer sheet)
- Old and New Cut and Paste with sorting sheet (includes answer sheet)
- Then and Now in the Kitchen – Text and Comprehension Questions
- Then and Now in the Classroom – Text and Comprehension Questions
- Then and Now Music Players – Text and Comprehension Questions
- Then and Now Telephones – Text and Comprehension Questions
- Then and Now Lighting – Text and Comprehension Questions
- Then and Now Transport – Text and Comprehension Questions
- Then and Now Washing Dishes – Text and Comprehension Questions
- Then and Now Writing Tools – Text and Comprehension Questions
- 5 W’s of Historical Questions Flash Card Prompts (Who, What, When, Where and Why)
- Then and Now Writing Sheet (uses the 5w’s) – Quill
- Then and Now Writing Sheet (uses the 5w’s) – Candle
- Then and Now Writing Sheet (uses the 5w’s) – Candlestick Telephone
- Then and Now Writing Sheet (uses the 5w’s) – Gramophone
- Then and Now Word Wall (colour images with historical vocabulary)
- 5 x Colouring Sheets – images from the past
- Then and Now – Interview a family member (send home sheet – posing questions and written response)
- Then and Now – Ask a family member (send home sheet- draw and label response)
- Then and Now Flip Book
- Then and Now – Diorama of life in the past

See why teachers love it...

"Terrific addition to our unit of study with excellent materials that include a flip book, higher reading material, 5 W's question and comprehension questions."

"Lots of great resources to compare life today to life long ago. My students always enjoy creating their dioramas."

"Love that this is related to the Australian curriculum and that I can use some of the activities for literacy groups."








2 comments

  1. Hello,

    I am really interested in purchasing this product. I am wondering if you are selling it within Australia - not on TPT. As the Aus$ is quite low I was hoping to avoid TPT and the poor conversion rate.

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    1. Hi, at the moment I only have this product listed on TPT but I can invoice you in Australian dollars via PayPal if you give me your email address. That way I can email it directly to you.

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