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Maybe you have some young people in your world these days looking for things to do to feed their curiosities and continue their learning close to home. As in very close to home. The great pandemic of 2020 has turned our lives upside down in so many ways, and it’s brought your kids’ classroom to your dining room table.

Here’s a sliver of good news: You happen to be living in a century-old time machine on a landscape that has been in constant change and full of opportunities for imagination, exploration, expression, activity and insight.

Each Monday this spring, we’ll provide a weekly focus on local history explorations that include activities and questions to get you going. We think these activities are fun and meaningful for kids of all ages, like us!

We’re starting with Elwood Wiles, a name you probably recognize but can’t quite place (think sidewalks). And each Monday, we’ll provide a similar package of things to do and think about, from using old maps to draw a map of your neighborhood today, to locating a current view from old photos, to exploring local parks in search of their history.

Click into the PDF below to get started…

Where’s Elwood?

 

4 responses

  1. Hi Doug,

    This is fabulous! Thank you so much. (I’ll probably enjoy it just as much as the kids.)

    Lizzie

    On Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 2:26 PM Alameda Old House History wrote:

    > Doug posted: “Maybe you have some young people in your world these days > looking for things to do to feed their curiosities and continue their > learning close to home. As in very close to home. The great pandemic of > 2020 has turned our lives upside down in so many ways, ” >

  2. Elwood lived quite an active and varied life. I have two on my corner lot. (I’ll trade you one Elwood Wiles 1910, for two of your 1912’s)

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