TIMELINES INQUIRY

DAY 4 ACTIVITY

Finalizing the Work

15-20 Minutes

Create your final “Timeline of Events”

  • Your work from previous activities

  • Pencil, pen, or other drawing tool

  • A blank sheet of paper or “Timeline Template”  handout (optional)

  • Coloring materials (optional)

THIS WEEK

We’re thinking about the question: How can we create a historical record of important events?

Your challenge this week is to create a “Timeline of Events” as a primary source to represent important events from a selected span of time.

Remember your work plan? That’s when you said:


I will add…

I will try…

I will adjust…

Let's Get Started!

Decide or discuss: What will you do next to turn your draft into a final timeline?

Check out this “Timeline of Events” created by another student.

Ask yourself:

  • What changes did this student make to their work?

  • How did the student use symbols to show events?

  • How did the student arrange symbols to represent time?

  • What ideas does this give you for creating your own timeline?

Plan

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Final Draft

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Today, you will work to finish your “Timeline of Events.”

1. Get out your draft and any other materials from previous activities.


2. Decide: Will you use a new piece of paper (or another copy of the “Timeline Template” handout) to complete a final draft?


3. Think:

  • How will you improve your timeline?

  • Will you change your symbols or events?

  • What supplies do you need?

  • Do you need an adult to help you?


4. Get to work finishing your “Timeline of Events”!

Ready for Day 5?

On day 5, you will find a way to share your “Timeline of Events.”