Past and Present Social Studies Activities



This Past and Present Social Studies Activities resource is a perfect supplement to use for your lessons. It covers a variety of topics about the past, present-day, a comparison of the two, and then a study of 8 different aspects in each given time. There are reading comprehension passages, graphic organizers, writing pages, and cut and glue activities.


There is also a digital conversion of this resource available in Google Slides. You can use the paper version or digital conversion in your unit. The links to these digital slides are on page 4.

This single unit is part of a growing bundle. If you’re interested in other social studies units similar to this, click here.

Introduction to the past and present-day pages:

  • Passages & follow-up activities

Individual Aspects of Life in Each Era:

  • Passage
  • Writing Comparison
  • Matching Facts
  • Venn Diagram
  • Informational Writing

Aspects of Life Included:

  • Transportation
  • Communication
  • Lighting
  • Cooking
  • Staying Warm
  • Housing
  • Clothing
  • Washing Clothing


This Past and Present Social Studies Activities purchase is for one single classroom only.

If you’re interested in sharing with other classrooms, make sure to buy the extra licenses for a discount through the TeachersPayTeachers tool. Please contact me for a quote at for a site license.


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