Discover rituals and routines of contemporary lives. Contrast these with those of past generations, prompted by the ‘Little Mouse’ who lives in the corner of the classroom!
Explore different aspects of everyday life such as clothes and washing them, through to school life. Look at the impact of technology and differences in roles and tasks. Experience a traditional 1950s school day.
Examine forms of transport and how this has changed over time. Develop a chronology of automobiles, trains and space travel. Go to a museum or on a rail, canal boat or ferry ride. Explore the history of space travel.
Share and examine items of communication from previous eras, such as old letters, telegrams, old telephones and old computers. Set up an informative and intriguing class museum using these objects.
Compare toys of today to toys of the past. Study changes in materials and technology. Look at changes in children’s book illustrations. Set up a toy and book museum.
How has our experience of food changed over the last 100 years? Look into changes in our tastes, in food availability, and how different factors have affected these. Invite visitors to experience 100 years of food!
Investigate how our experience of music has changed over the last 50 years. Look into changes in our musical tastes, styles of music and how we experience these inside and outside our homes.