The Greatest Show on Earth: Then and Now
Students explore the history of the circus in the United States. They explore the life of John Bill Ricketts, founder of the first circus. Students compare Ricketts' first circus to the modern circus.
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A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Olympics: Then and Now
Just in time for the summer Olympics! Young readers compare and contrast the Olympics in present day to the Olympics 2,700 years ago. After reading about the history of the games, they respond to five questions based on what they read.
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Transportation Then and Now
Compare and contrast how transportation has changed throughout the years. This image-driven slide show depicts a variety of advances in transportation. Covered wagons, coaches, trolley cars, boats, and bikes are shown as they were in the...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History