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The Passing of Time
Hopefully your school was built after the dinosaurs roamed the Earth, rather than before!

The Passing of Time

This History quiz is called 'The Passing of Time' and it has been written by teachers to help you if you are studying the subject at elementary school. Playing educational quizzes is a fun way to learn if you are in the 1st or 2nd grade - aged 6 to 8.

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As elementary school children develop an awareness of how units of time are used and how time 'works', they begin to understand how to talk about things which happened in the past using the correct words. They also develop an awareness of the difference between things which happened in the very recent past, within their lifetimes or many years ago.

Do you know which time-related words we should be using?

The Romans invaded Britain...
next Tuesday
in a while
many years ago
The Romans invaded more than 2000 years ago!
My grandparents and great-grandparents were all born...
after me
at the same time as me
last year
before my parents
Your great-grandparents had children who became your grandparents, or your parents' parents
Things were very different when our grandparents were young. There have been many inventions since....
Modern life is changing all the time!
Television was invented....
long before I was born
last month
after I was born
last week
Television was invented at the beginning of the last century
I was born...
last week
several years ago
last month
If you were born yesterday, last week or even last month, it's unlikely you'd be doing this quiz!
My parents were born...
after I was
at the same time as me
before I was
last month
Your parents are older than you and so must have been born earlier than you
I will find out my score for this quiz...
last year
long ago
very soon
Once you have played all ten questions
History is not always about things which happened long ago. History can also be about things which happened...
in the future
more recently
next week
many years from now
Events can't be called 'history' until they have actually happened - even if that was only last week
My school was built...
before the dinosaurs roamed the Earth
long after the Vikings came to England
before the pyramids were built
before there were cavemen
Hopefully your school was built fairly recently - the other things all happened long ago!
The Great Fire of London happened...
in a while
next year
last week
long ago
The Great Fire of London happened in 1666, which is more than 300 years ago!
Author:  Angela Smith

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