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Grade 6, Chapter 8 Investigation Organizer:

The Good Old Days


Summary: Find out how children spent their time in the past. You can interview grandparents, older relatives, or family friends to help you find your information. Your group's challenge is to compare your weekly schedule with an older friend's or relative's schedule by making circle graphs.

1. Plan It

A. Talk with an older relative about his or her childhood. What was a typical school day like? What did they do for fun? What household chores had to be finished? What did they do after school and on weekends? What were their favorite recreational activities at your age?

B. Make a calendar. Use the information from your interview to make a weekly calendar of your relative's school days. Be sure to include eating, sleeping, studying, and recreational activities. Use the guides on page 307 of your textbook or use the Weekly Calendar Page provided here on Education Place.

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2. Put It Together

A. Make a calendar recording your activities. Create a weekly calendar to record your activities. Use the guides on page 307 of your textbook or use the Weekly Calendar Page provided here on Education Place.

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3. Wrap It Up

Compare your schedule. Use circle graphs to compare your schedule with your older relative's schedule.

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4. Discuss Your Results

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