Long Ago and Today Then and Now Social Studies Activities Diorama

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Internet Activities
  • Activity
87 pages
Share this resource
Easel Activity Included
This resource includes a ready-to-use interactive activity students can complete on any device. Easel by TpT is free to use! Learn more.
Compatible with Digital Devices
The Teacher-Author has indicated that this resource can be used for device-based learning.

Also included in

  1. Are you exploring changes to clothes, toys, transport or everyday life over time? This bundle will not only save you money but more importantly planning time. In each of these packs, you will find a range of social studies activities that will engage and delight your learners!Contained within this b
    Save $14.25


This engaging Then and Now pack will help your students to make comparisons between life in the past and today in their social studies lessons. With a range of awesome hands-on activities, printables, diorama, real photographs, QR codes and short texts - this huge history resource is no prep and easy to use making it perfect for distance learning. This also makes an excellent product for your Changes in Technology unit or study.

Click here to find the Google Slides version of this product.

Topics covered in this pack are:

  • Stoves
  • Classroom
  • Music Players
  • Telephones
  • Lighting
  • Transport
  • Washing Dishes
  • Writing Tools

Click here and SAVE 20% by buying ALL of my other Then & Now Resources in 1 Bundle!


This easy-to-use packet includes:

  • Instructions and lesson plan ideas
  • 5 Ws for history research flashcards
  • Reading Text and Comprehension Question Sheets for each topic
  • Research Activity Sheets with QR codes linked to videos for each topic
  • Clipart flashcards for each topic for your wall display (in colour & black and white)
  • Sorting images for each topic
  • Real photographs of each topic then and now
  • Venn Diagram
  • Timeline Cut and Paste Activity (with boxes or blank) with answer sheet
  • Then and Now Simple Cut and Paste Activity with answer sheet
  • Simple research sheets with the 5 Ws for younger students
  • Small flashcards for your wall or to bind and help students write with
  • Colouring pages
  • Interview a family member sheets
  • Interactive FlipBook
  • Diorama of life in the past.



Year 1 and 2 History:

- Differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time

- How the present, past and future are signified by terms indicating time such as ‘a long time ago’, ‘then and now’, ‘now and then’, ‘old and new’, ‘tomorrow’.

- Differences and similarities between students' daily lives and life during their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods, including family traditions, leisure time and communications.

- The impact of changing technology on people’s lives.



❤️ Follow Me to find out when new products are added ❤️


Customer Tips:

How to get TPT credit to use on future purchases:

• Please go to your My Purchases page (you may need to login). Beside each purchase, you'll see a Provide Feedback button. Simply click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. Each time you give feedback, TPT gives you feedback credits that you use to lower the cost of your future purchases. I value your feedback greatly as it helps me determine which products are most valuable for your classroom so I can create more for you. ☺

Be the first to know about my new discounts, freebies and product launches:

• Look for the green star next to my store logo and click it to become a follower. Voila! You will now receive email updates about this store. ☺


Total Pages
87 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up