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Social Studies Age Level Primary (5 to 8 years old)

What do we notice about items from the past? How are they similar to items we use today? How are they different?

B220 Kindergarten Unit 1

phone

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Western Electric "Princess" Phone

National Museum of American History

Telephone Answering Machine

National Museum of American History

iPhone

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Crayola Crayons

National Museum of American History

Toy, Spirograph

National Museum of American History

Tin Toy

National Museum of American History

Wobblies

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Toy Power Shovel

National Museum of American History

Zen for TV

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Record player

National Museum of American History

CD Player, Shuttle

National Air and Space Museum

Magnetic Disk Recorder

National Museum of American History

Radio

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Globe Trotter 8 Transistor Radio

National Museum of American History

New Car

National Museum of African American History and Culture

1953 Glasspar sports car

National Museum of American History

Harry Bowden leaning on a car

Archives of American Art

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Thermos

National Museum of American History

PC'S Limited Microcomputer

National Museum of American History

Corona Typewriter

National Museum of American History

Magnavox Odyssey Video Game Unit, 1972

National Museum of American History