Time Warp
Explore different times in today’s resources.

Today’s Activities

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What if you could travel through time … where would you go? What would you see?  Listen to “Castle on Hester Street”, which is in a different time and different place.  When you are finished, choose one of these book report activities to tell about what you learned.


Speaking of time…practice telling time on these clocks.  When you are done, check your answers here.


One of the oldest ways to tell time was using a sundial.  Use these directions from rosieresearch.com to make and explore using a mini sundial.  More information can be found here.

ancient places

Continue your time travels by choosing one of these ancient places to learn more about on BrainPop Jr.  Challenge yourself with a quiz when you finish.


The Hand Jive was a popular dance in the  1950’s.  Can you dance along?  What other dance moves from the past can you learn?

Try It!

Can you write like the ancient Egyptians?  Make a secret message using hieroglyphics and send it to a friend.  Make sure to send them the key to figure it out.

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