Historic Era (specific)historic era pioneer

(Discover the World)

Submitted by Suzanne Vicoryosmanson


This badge can be earned multiple times, once for each historic era you choose to study.  Examples might include the 1940’s, 1960’s, 1970′s, the Victorian period, the Renaissance, or the Elizabethan period.

(You may use any higher level requirement as optional requirements.)


Penguin:  Do three requirements including the two starred and one optional.

Otter:  Do four requirements including the two starred and two optional.

Dolphin:  Do five requirements including the two starred and three optional.

Butterfly:  Do six requirements including the two starred and four optional.

Eagle:  Do seven requirements including the two starred and five optional.



_____ 1.*  Learn about the clothing of your chosen era. What did average people wear? What were popular trends of the time?


_____ 2.*  Learn about at least 5 events that this era is known for in history (10 for Butterflies and Eagles)


_____ 3.  Throw, or attend, a party specifically themed to your era.  Dress up in an era appropriate costume, eat ear appropriate food, and play era appropriate music.


_____ 4.  Listen to music from your chosen era.  How does it differ from what people listen to today.


_____ 5.  Learn about the food of your chosen era.  What did people eat?  How much did groceries cost compared to today?  Where did food come from?


_____ 6.  What was the art like in this era?  Learn about at least one famous artist from your ear.


_____ 7.  Learn about the money of this era.  What did the money of this era look like? what was the value based on?  How much did things cost compared to today?


_____ 8.  Learn about the trade of this era.  What was imported/exported the most during this time? What were the most valuable commodities?


_____ 9.  Learn about hairstyles of your chosen era.  How did men and women wear their hair? Were there different styles for different classes of people?


_____ 10.  How did people spend their free time?  What did they do for entertainment?  What toys did they have?  Learn a game that was played during this era.


_____ 11.  What kinds of jobs were available to men and women during this era?


_____ 12.  What was transportation like in this era?  How did people and products get from one place to the next?