Collected Resources for Year 2
Objects of past generations Y2
Where we are in place and time:
Key Concepts to be emphasized: Change and Connection
Related Concepts: Chronology, history, innovation
Subject Focus: Social Studies
Here are some useful sites:
Old Computers: http://oldcomputers.net/
Photos around the world of children and their special toys:
What objects are important to you?
Bedford Toys Activities: http://www.museumeducation.bedford.gov.uk/bedfordbytes/toys/index.htm
History of toys: http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/a/Toy_Inventions.htm
History of Toys and Games: http://www.ideafinder.com/history/category/toys.htm
History of Toys: BBC Primary History: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/toys_and_games/
Brief History of Toys: http://www.localhistories.org/toys.html
Encyclopedia Britannica History of Toys: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/601284/toy/274906/History-of-toys
Activity online to learn about how toys have changed:
A basic site but it has a simple timeline and some information on inventors.
A more in-depth timeline of popular toys.
A good site for an online quiz.
A very in-depth timeline. May be good for the teacher. A pupil will need adult help to go on this site.
An excellent site. You can choose certain toys to research.