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Then and Now

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Decorations, a heat register
A Canadian flag

 Where We Are In Place and Time

Central Idea:  There are similarities and differences between the way people lived long ago and the way people live today

Our new unit has begun!  The children are interested in what school was like a long time ago.   To begin, we had to find out what school is like today. We went on a walk about in Southlands.  A list was compiled as children identified all the things they saw such as: lights, bathrooms, flag, decorations, chalkboards, lots of rooms, gym, library, computer and much more!!

We watched a slide show of the one room school house to make comparisons between then and now.  The children were amazed at the differences they saw such as the stove in the classroom and how children traveled to school by horse and wagon.  But the one thing that intrigued the children the most was the outhouse!

Over the next few weeks, we will continue to look at the similarities and differences of schools over time.  Plus, we are going to look into the evolution of the outhouse to the toilet!


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