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Children of the Past vs. Children of Today



Explore the dynamics of childhood leisure in the 1950s versus modern times. Students in grades 3-5 delve into this pop culture theme by analyzing yesteryear activities against contemporary ones.

Through this exploration, they’ll craft concise essays determining which era offers more enjoyable experiences for children. Students develop critical thinking skills by comparing and contrasting past and present leisure pursuits. Access the complete prompt via PDF download.


Analyze and contrast past and present children’s pastimes.

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Students in grades 3-5 will gain valuable insights into the contrasting leisure activities of children from the 1950s and today. By examining these differences, they develop a deeper understanding of societal changes. Access the PDF for the entire writing prompt.

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