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NEW – Lesson plans are now digital and available on-line through the museum website.  Most activities have been re-envisioned in digital format and can be accessed without the physical kit.  Some activities are only available with the kit.

Teacher Lesson Plans – Click here

If you complete any of the activities from this kit, please complete the evaluation form and return it to the museum

The K-2 Past and Present kit focuses on the concepts of past and present.

Students will:

  • identify artifacts and their uses
  • investigate artifacts and decide whether they were used in the past or the present
  • sort images into the categories “past” and “present”
  • play a matching game in which they match past and present items with the same purpose
  • sequence photographs of types of communication and transportation
  • discuss occupations from the past and how they are similar and different in the present
  • read books about communication, transportation, schools and technology then and now

The chest contains all materials needed to complete the lessons including:  lesson plans, artifacts, books, worksheets, photographs and more.