Time: Then and Now
Young scholars build a timeline to enhance further understanding of historical sequence and explore simultaneous developments in ancient cultures. They investigate ancient cultures in Egypt, Israel, Greece, China, India and other cultures.
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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
Citizenship Then and Now: Comparing Ancient Rome and Contemporary American Society
Class members research citizenship in Ancient Rome and in the United States and use the provided graphic organizers to compare the rights and responsibilities of citizens in these two democracies.
6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Stories Then and Now: Gods, Heroes, and Avatars
Argh! Flash Gordon, Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress, Joseph Campbell's Hero with a Thousand Faces, Valmiki's The Ramayana. Stories of heroes and villains fascinate. And although the tales are reinterpreted over time, and as they...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
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
Student Opinion: Do You Spend Too Much Time on Smart Phones Playing 'Stupid Games'?
This versatile resource from The New York Times website provides a short opinion piece on smart phones and the amount of time we spend playing games on them as well as several possible writing prompts pupils could consider in response to...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Then and Now: Exploration and Explorers
Sixth graders view pictures to discuss then and now. In this exploration age lesson, 6th graders view pictures as primary sources and discuss the differences between then and now. Students recognize the reasons people explored. Students...
6th Social Studies & History