This engaging Then and Now pack will help your students to make comparisons between life in the past and today in their social studies lessons. With a range of awesome hands-on activities, printables, diorama, real photographs, QR codes and short texts - this huge history resource is no prep and easy to use making it perfect for distance learning. This also makes an excellent product for your Changes in Technology unit or study.


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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 sheet