100 Years Ago at Home (Social Studies)
Includes 16 objects, from a mousetrap to skates to a stereo-option, all from the collection of the Columbia County and Northumberland Historical Societies. Also includes:
- A teacher’s guide with descriptions of each object, methods of presentation, and suggestions for related classroom activities
- Contemporary pictures illustrating life in the 19th century
- Diagrams tracing the evolution of household lighting and weighing
- Books and/or magazines featuring information about the local area
Designed to stimulate your students' imaginations, this kit will develop an awareness of how life was different 100 years ago, as well as how it was similar to present-day life. In addition, children can explore the role of technology in the development of inventions.
The kit can, if necessary, be presented in one session to older children with the activities scheduled later. However, it may be preferable for younger children to present the kit over several shorter periods in related groups: lighting, cooking, recreation, etc.; this will give them time to absorb and digest the ideas presented.