Take students on an exciting journey through the history of cars. This pack contains worksheets and activities to help your students begin their research. The QR codes and links to websites will help guide them to sequencing events with the car timeline and students will enjoy completing the dioramas to display their findings.


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This easy-to-use packet includes:

  • Then and Now Venn Diagram

  • 6 x Then and Now Colour Timeline Images

  • Sequencing familiar objects and events timeline: cars with answer sheet and cut and paste images

  • How cars have changed over time flipbook

  • 4 x Comparing cars from the past recording sheets with 4 x answer sheets

  • 7 x Information sheets on cars from the 1920s - 1970s with website links and QR codes and website links

  • 2 x Cars 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

  • 7 x colouring pages on each decade of cars from 1920 - 1970

  • Diorama research display foldable (one for each year)


Aligned with the Australian Curriculum (ACARA) for Year 1 and 2 History:

- How the present, past and future are signified by terms indicating time such as ‘a long time ago’, ‘then and now’, ‘now and then’, ‘old and new’, ‘tomorrow’.

- Differences and similarities between students' daily lives and life during their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods, including family traditions, leisure time and communications.

- Examining changes in technology over several generations by comparing past and present objects and photographs, and discussing how these changes have shaped people’s lives.

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

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