This PPT can be used independently or with a unit of study about life in America in the 1800's. My colleagues and I spent some time on local history and at the end we had a Living History day where each specialized in an area that children could "experience". Some teacher cooked, others dressed up while I focused on games and toys of the time period. I was able to get each of the games from the PPT from a local history museum that would lend out a truck of materials to local schools so the children could use the toys themselves. With a little work this was a great unit that the students truly enjoyed.