items from long ago

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  1. jenn888

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    I am doing lesson plan on life long and life today for 2nd grade. I will have a venn diagram on the smartboard and the students will drag items into it. I need some help with items from long ago. I have a teddy bear and a doll but they go in the middle since they are still used today. I have an Playstation and a cell phone to put in items today. I am just stuck on long ago items! TIA
     
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    How about a washboard?
     
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    Does it have to be toys?

    What about a hand clothes washer? Or an old-fashioned telephone?
     
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    A phonograph
    Wood stove
     
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    a video tape
    a cassette player
    a beta machine
    a walkman
    a Commodore 64
    Atari with Pong

    ok, maybe that's not what you're going for :lol:
     
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    carved wooden toys?
     
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    horse and buggy
    wood cooking stove
     
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    stick ball
    tin can kick
    jacks
    marbles

    household things:
    old style toaster
    iron that is heated on stove
    hand crank beater
     
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    Dolls are very old indeed, but Teddy Bears aren't that old. The first Teddy Bear was produced in 1902 and was named after Teddy Roosevelt.

    We also teach "long ago and today" and here are some of the things I include:
    Communication:
    Telegraph - long ago
    Telephone - long ago and today
    Text messaging - today
    personal computers and IMs - today

    Transportation:
    Horse and buggy - long ago
    Cars - today
    Airplanes - today
    Ships - long ago and today
    Trains - mostly long ago, but some today
    Street cars - long ago (but not so long ago)

    Homes:
    Log cabins - long ago
    Houses - long ago and today
    Sod houses and dug outs - long ago
    Fireplaces for heat and cooking - long ago
    No running water - long ago
    Outdoor "facilities" - long ago
    Indoor plumbing - today

    School:
    One room school house - long ago
    Horn book - long ago
    Slates - today
    Computers - today
    School buses - today

    Hope that provides some ideas.
     
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    The actual counterpart to the horse and buggy was the stretch limo. The counterpart to the saddled horse would be the super exotic sports car.

    The idea of horses commonly being used for transportation is a Hollywood stereotype devised to make westerns more relevant to 50's movie audiences.

    Horses were very expensive to own and maintain. If a family owned a horse, most of the time it was employed pulling a plow and not available to pull a buggy or take riders back and forth to town.

    Until the advent of the bicycle - around 1890 - most people walked to get where they were going. To have accurately depicted that, Hollywood westerns would have moved really, really slow.

    I also have issues of trains and streetcars as relics of the past. Some of us consider them the wave of the future instead.
     
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    I've noticed one thing missing:

    Long underwear.

    Long ago, outergarments were very expensive. Most people only owned one or two sets of clothes. The less you washed them the better. So the main purpose of the long underwear was to preserve expensive clothing by reducing the frequency with which it needed to be washed.

    One thing I tell students about long ago is that the world did not smell very good. People bathed far less frequently, and also did not change their clothes nearly as often. There was no air conditioning, which made the problem worse.
     

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