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Gallery of Communications

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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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Gallery of Communications

This is a matching game where learners match examples of communications technologies with pictures of the people who used them. Look at images of hieroglyphs, runes and calligraphy and match them to illustrations of ancient people, or look at pictures of modern sound recordings, choreography notation and emoticons and match them to modern people. Explore some of the ways that people have communicated throughout history, and learn how these technologies have changed our world.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 6 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Game


Materials List (per student)

  • Computer with internet connection


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Technology
      • Information and Communication
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Technology and History

Informal Categories

  • Computers
  • Games
  • Performing Arts


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All Rights Reserved, OMSI, ©2002

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation


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