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History of toys. Teaching the past and present to students can prove to be a fun social studies lesson for both teachers and students! There is nothing kids love more than talking about toys! When studying long ago and today, the history of toys is always THE most engaging lesson for my students.


This comprehensive pack covers the history of toys from 1950 to today with real photographs, reading texts, dioramas, timelines, website links and QR codes. Perfect for your next social studies lessons for Second Grade, Third Grade or Fourth Grade students.


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This easy-to-use pack includes:

  • Then and Now Venn Diagram
  • 6 x Then and Now Colour Timeline Images
  • Sequencing familiar objects and events timeline: toys with answer sheet and cut and paste images
  • How toys have changed over time flipbook
  • 4 x Comparing toys from the past recording sheets with 4 x answer sheets
  • 6 x Information sheets on toys from the 1950s - 2000s with website links and QR codes
  • 2 x Toys of the future worksheet
  • 2 x Communicating family stories worksheets to send home
  • 1 x Then and Now Interview a family member worksheet to send home
  • 6 x colouring pages on each decade of toys from 1950 - 2000
  • Diorama research display foldable (one for each year)

Long Ago and Today / Then and Now Social Studies History of Toys

  • File Info

    PDF (56 pages)

  • ACARA Alignment

    Year 1 HASS

    • 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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