"Though Mary's Eyes: New York City in 1936"

Primary Source Document and Audio Recording

Essential Question: How Are Our Lives Different From Those Who Lived in the Past

Our Kindergarten students are developing their ideas on how New York City has changed over time and how families lived back then. They watch "Through Mary's Eyes", written on the iPad with the Storykit app. Here are the images they see as Mary, age 91, tells her story.

Through Mary's Eyes.png
Click on the image to listen to Mary's Story.

Mary tells them about growing up in the Bronx, watching the elevated subway being built and getting sick on the trolley! They learn about the milkman and his horse coming to the door every morning with fresh milk. They learn about Mary's nine brothers and sisters going to the public school down the block from her home. They listen as she tells them how excited she was when her father bought the family its first car, a Studebaker President. Then they look at early New York City images from the New York Public Library's digital collection. They discuss what is the same and what is different.


Task: Using the iPad and the Educreations' app, draw a picture of one thing that was different in the past and explain your ideas as you draw.

Here are some of their products!


Long ago in New York City, there were no.....

Class

Teacher

Students' Names

Title

Image

Product

K/1-140
Ms. C
Aidan
No Taxicabs
No Taxi Cabs.png
http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/aidan/3160942/?s=1elT02&ref=link


Steven
No Buses
No Buses.png
http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/stephen/3161064/?s=ZmzjAn&ref=link


Billy
No Taxicabs
No Taxicabs by  Billy.png
http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/a-long-time-ago-by-billy/3161348/?s=NLkTOw&ref=link


Billy
Trolleys
Billy's Trolley.png




Subways Above Ground
Trolleys on tracks.png
http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/a-long-time-ago/3161702/?s=Hwuz8Q&ref=link


Maria
No Taxis
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http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/julia/3227719/?s=UpEh9K&ref=appemail


Allison
Trolley
Alison's Trolley.png
http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/a-long-time-ago-by-alison/3161080/?s=bOOrUm&ref=appemail



Subway Trains Above Ground
Trains Above Ground.png
http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/a-long-time-ago/3161702/?s=Hwuz8Q&ref=appemail


Michael, Emily and Sophia
No Taxis!
No Taxis.png
http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/sophia/3227771/?s=c4v57D&ref=appemail


Gaetano
Trolley
Screen Shot 2013-01-03 at 2.20.43 AM.png
http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/gaetano/3227255/?s=2Fxfsv&ref=appemail


Jessica
The Milk Man
The Milk Man.png
http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/a-long-time-ago/3161680/?s=6ckU27&ref=appemail

Understanding Maps - Learning about Map Key Symbols

Class

Teacher

Student

Image

Student Work

K/1 - 140
Ms. C
Justin
Justin.png
http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/justin/3991975/?s=HXTrzO&ref=appemail
K-115
Ms. W.
Matthew

http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/matthew/3945210/?s=G5I8cP&ref=appemail


Jacqueline

http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/jacqueline/3990719/?s=3nTCsC&ref=appemail







Understanding Maps - Bird's Eye View

Class

Teacher

Student

Image

Student Work

K/1-140
Ms. C.
Selina
Selina's Classroom map.png
http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/selina/3803817/?s=2YdPG9&ref=appemail


Alison

http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/alison-genes/3803841/?s=Jq5FOE&ref=appemail


Karen

http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/karen/3803905/?s=LbwMe5&ref=appemail


Victor

http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/vic/3803963/?s=0LLF3J&ref=appemail


Jessie

http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/jessie/3803822/?s=WUKngw&ref=appemail


Alice and Alex

http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/april-alex/3803917/?s=Aw8H8z&ref=appemail


Sophia

http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/sophia/3803891/?s=9pMbrE&ref=appemail





Houses Then and Now

House Celts.png House Now.png



Class

Teacher

Team

Image

Student Products

K/1-140
Ms. C
Deena and Jessica
House Today.png
http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/deena-and-jessica-talk-about-a-new-house/2967981/?s=MKm1Nf&ref=appemail


Jessie

http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/jessie-s-house/2969729/?s=AHEkQ9&ref=appemail


Selina
Selina's House.png
http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/selina-s-house/2969776/?s=4uH1Bk&ref=appemail


Allison

http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/alison-s-house/2970516/?s=MF0nb6&ref=appemail


Charlotte

http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/charlottes-house/2970690/?s=T6pxFQ&ref=appemail


Genesis

http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/genesis-house/2970519/?s=LpNIxi&ref=appemail


Justin

http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/justin-house/2970686/?s=SlnpYw&ref=appemail


Maurice

http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/old-house/2969493/?s=SCtIWm&ref=appemail




Election 2012 - September to October, 2012

The Kindergarten students are creating StoryKit videos of campaign posters on the two Presidential candidates. There are the templates:



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Here are the finished posters that serve as models.

Obama Campaign Poster.png Romney Campaign Poster.png

TASKS

  1. Each student receive both templates to color.

  2. When finished, they take photos of their posters and then open StoryKit.

  3. They locate their poster, insert it into a StoryKit page and record their voice, explaining what a candidate is and what makes a good President.

  4. When finished, they share their product to the StoryKit server and embedded below.



    Our Finished Products


    Jessica in K-115 - Screen Shot 2012-10-16 at 1.09.13 PM.png Click on the image to hear her voice