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This engaging Then and Now pack will help your students compare life in the past with today in their social studies lessons. With a range of awesome hands-on activities including printables, a diorama, real photographs, website links and information sheets - this huge history resource is no prep and is easy to use for Kindergarten to Year 4 students.


In addition, this product is a handy addition to your Changes in Technology unit or study.


Click here to view the Google Slides version of this product.


Topics covered in this pack are:

  • Stoves
  • Classroom
  • Music Players
  • Telephones
  • Lighting
  • Transport
  • Washing Dishes
  • Writing Tools


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This easy-to-use packet includes:

  • Instructions and lesson plan ideas
  • 5 Ws for history research flashcards
  • Reading Text and Comprehension Question Sheets for each topic
  • Research Activity Sheets with QR codes linked to videos for each topic
  • Clipart flashcards for each topic for your wall display (in colour & black and white)
  • Sorting images for each topic

  • Real photographs of each topic then and now
  • Venn Diagram
  • Timeline Cut and Paste Activity (with boxes or blank) with answer sheet
  • Then and Now Simple Cut and Paste Activity with answer sheet
  • Simple research sheets with the 5 Ws for younger students
  • Small flashcards for your wall or to bind and help students write with
  • Colouring pages
  • Interview a family member sheets
  • Interactive FlipBook
  • Diorama of life in the past.

Then and Now Social Studies Activities

  • File Info

    PDF (87 pages)

  • ACARA Alignment

    Year 1 HASS

    • how places change and how they can be cared for by different groups including First Nations Australians (AC9HS1K04)
    • continuity and change between aspects of their daily lives and their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods (AC9HS1K02)

    Year 2 HASS

    • how technological developments changed people’s lives at home, and in the ways they worked, travelled and communicated (AC9HS2K02)

    Year 3 HASS

    • causes and effects of changes to the local community, and how people who may be from diverse backgrounds have contributed to these changes (AC9HS3K01)
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