Then and Now

This activity invites you to think about how objects in your life have new uses and meanings.
Supplies
Pencil, paper, Venn Diagram Worksheet
Acknowledgements

This activity was created by the Local Learning team.

It is Spring 2020. Around the world millions of students are not in school or on playgrounds as people stay home during the Covid-19 pandemic. Quarantine protects us all, but without our usual daily routines we are doing and using things differently. This activity invites you to think about how objects in your life have new uses and meanings. For example, people are putting stuffed bears in their windows to greet people passing by. Children are writing messages to friends inside with sidewalk chalk. A game tablet has become a homework zone! What objects are you using differently? How has their meaning changed?