Past and Present Unit

Past and Present Unit
Past and Present Unit
Past and Present Unitplay
Past and Present Unit
Past and Present Unit
Past and Present Unit
Past and Present Unit
Past and Present Unit
Past and Present Unit
Past and Present Unit
Grade Levels
Common Core Standards
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This unit was created to make teaching young students about life in the past easier. Fun activities, cute graphics and a hands-on sort will delight your students!

NEW: I've added a Boom Card deck to this unit. Students can now complete the sorting activity on an iPad or interactive whiteboard.

Student Booklets

→ Cover pages

→ Five shared reading passages with built-in comprehension tasks → {clothing, schools, homes, technology and transportation in the past}

→ Show what you know page with a puzzle to decode

→ Interview an older relative about the past


→ Cover page

→ Six pages comparing life in the past to now

→ Three pages of writing prompts - would you rather live in the past?

Sorting Activities

→ Printable cut and paste page

→ Sorting center featuring the headings PAST, NOW, and THE PRESENT

→ 28 center cards in black and white and colour

Photo Prompts

→ Professional quality photographs of objects/scenes from the past

→ Use during class discussions or as writing prompts

→ Print and add to a center

Editable Vocab Cards

→ Create your own personalized vocab cards to display in your classroom


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→ Boom Cards are cloud-based digital resources.

→ Boom Cards play on modern browsers (released in the last three years). Free player apps are also available.

→ To use Boom Cards, YOU MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT through Boom Learning. There are free and premium memberships.

→ Click the links inside the product file to redeem your Boom Cards and create an account (or add to your account if you already have one).

→ Free accounts include the ability to:

❶ Generate student progress reports for 5 students

❷ Make up to 5 DIY decks

❸ Assign Boom Cards to unlimited students (without progress reports)

If you are new to Boom Learning, you will receive a 90-day FREE premium upgrade that includes student progress reports for up to 150 students. At the end of the trial period, you will be invited to purchase the upgrade. If you do not, you will be moved to a free account. You may upgrade, downgrade or cancel at any time. If you do not upgrade, you can continue using your purchased Boom Cards.





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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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