Lesson 1: Photos and Documents

What is the same, what is different, and how do we find out?

In this lesson, children will use photographs and copies of a historic primary 
source document to compare and contrast the experience of going to school in the past 
and present. 
Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to: 
  • Name four differences between their schoolroom today and the Locust Grove Schoolhouse.
  • Name four similarities between their schoolroom and the Locust Grove Schoolhouse.
  • Understand the difference between historic and contemporary resources (primary and secondary resources).

Curriculum Alignment: 
8.1.3.A: Understand chronological thinking and distinguish between past, present and future time. 
8.1.3.B: Develop an understanding of historical sources. 
8.1.3.D: Understand historical research. 
8.2.3.B: Identify and describe primary documents, material artifacts and historic sites important in Pennsylvania history. 
8.1.4.B: Distinguish between fact and opinion from multiple points of view, and primary sources as related to historical events. 
8.2.4.C: Explain how continuity and change in Pennsylvania history have influenced personal development and identity (technology and social organizations). 
2.6.3.C: Describe data displayed in a diagram (e.g., Venn) a graph or a table.