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Read Kansas! Primary - P-14 Games Children Play: Then and Now

This second grade lesson reinforces the concept of then (past) and now (present). Students read an expository text and find verifiable evidence from the past of games and toys that were used by children more than 100 years ago. To find the evidence, the students use primary sources, both historic photographs and diary entries. The students use this evidence and personal experiences from their own lives to write an original essay. This lesson can be done in one day. Select each image to see a PDF with the front and back of each card.

P - 14 Games Children Play:  Then and Now P - 13 Games Children Play:  Then and Now
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Lesson plan

Spanish translations for each card have been provided by students in the Spanish classes of Roberto Barrera, Fredonia High School.

To view a PDF of the front and back, click on the card.

Kansas History, Government and Social Studies Standards:

Standard #4: Societies experience continuity and change over time.

  • 4.2: The student will analyze the context of continuity and change and the vehicles of reform, drawing conclusions about past change and potential future change.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:

  • W.2.8: The student recalls information from experiences or gathers information from provided sources to answer a question.