Schools Over Time

Eshom Valley School, Tulare County, 1905.Tulare County Sesquicentennial Photograph Collection.

How is our life different from those who lived in the past, and how is it the same?

Download Primary Source Set: Schools Over Time 

This inquiry set explores continuity and change with first graders using the topic of schools. First graders have direct experiential knowledge of schools today, which can help them learn about the differences and similarities of schools in the past. This lesson also builds disciplinary knowledge of primary sources and how to analyze an image as a primary source.