The rotary phone, Sears catalog, typewriter and transistor radio. Homer Brink second graders learned how these communication tools of the past helped shape the way we communicate in the present. The classes welcomed guest presenter and local historian Lucas Kaczynski to their virtual classroom as part of their lesson on Communities Past and Present.
With a focus on communication tools, Lucas explained how people throughout history found connection with other Americans and the world. In addition to a rotary phone (which he showed the students how to operate), manual typewriter, and radio, Lucas also spoke about the ways artwork, transportation and the invention of the television helped communication evolve.
“We are always evolving, progress never stops,” he told the students. “Communication, we’re always working to improve it and it makes the world a better place.”
After the presentation, Lucas answered the students’ questions.