Lombard versus Eureka College, October 1913.

A. Stimulate Your Senses:

What is this place? What is available in this place? How can you get it?

Who is in the photo? What is that person doing? How do you know?

Where is this place? When was the photo taken?

When does it appear this photo is taken? Now? in the Past? How do you know?

This is the Eureka College football field from 1913. It appears that two teams are in the middle of a heated competition. There are quite a few people on the sidelines, but not too many in the grandstand. It is unclear if the people on the sidelines are players or just devoted fans. Either way, football appeared to be an important source of entertainment for Eurekans. (Matt's Group, EHS)

B. Change:

What's changed? What's still the same? What replaced this scene and why?

Due to advances in safety and technology, football players now wear pads and helmets to protect themselves from injuries. Fans are not allowed to stand on the sideline, but people still attend the games. However, the players back then still play with the same intensity and vigor that players of this era do. Fans still enthusiastically support the players. (Matt's Group, EHS)

C. Imagine You Are There:

Write a letter about how your day was when this picture was taken.

Dear Dad,

I'm sorry that you couldn't make it to today's game. Lombard was a very tough opponent, but we managed to pull out a close win. The weather was perfect for football. It was sunny and beautiful. I scored my first touchdown today. The fans were all yelling my name. If only you were there to see it! To celebrate my first touchdown, Nancy and I went to the diner for a milkshake. Hope you can make it to our next game. See you soon!

Love, Ricky

(Matt's Group, EHS)