Creating our history of the last 100 years
- Gather a group of people of significantly different ages. Ask them to help you tell a story of our joint history.
- Across the top of the table on the next page, different decades have been grouped together into an era. Down the left-hand side of the table is something to be identified for each of the eras.
- Ask each person to provide an appropriate answer for each box, and write them down.
|1920s, 30s, 40s||1950s, 60s.||1970s, 80s, 90s||2000s.|
|A favourite TV/radio show|
|A popular song|
|A sporting hero|
|A significant technological advance|
|A typical church social activity|
|A popular song / hymn in church|
|A fashion item|
|A famous band|
|The most successful football team|
- How many boxes can you fill in?
- What do you notice that is different (or the same) across the generations?
- How easy did you find it to remember some of the answers? Does it matter how old you are?
- What do you know now that you didn’t know 10 minutes ago?
Here is a printable version (2 pages) of this activity.