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  • Think about how your “Timeline of Events” shows important events from your life

  • Find a way to share your final work


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” to show important events from your life.


Reflecting and Sharing

15-20 Minutes

Congratulations, you have created a primary source that documents events from your life in a timeline. Maybe future historians will use your timeline as a source to understand more about you!


If you could look at anyone’s timeline, who would you choose? Why?

Look at your finished “Timeline of Events.” Think or discuss:

  • Did you reach your goal?

  • What do you hope others will learn when they see your work?

Here are some ideas for connecting with others:

Share with a family member and…

  • Help them to create their own.

  • Ask them if they have comments, questions, or a connection to your work (or use the “Sharing” handout to get a written response).

Ask an adult to help you share your work online with the #inquirEDtogether hashtag.

Keep your “Timeline of Events” somewhere safe. You can look back on it later to remember this unique moment in history.

All finished?

Way to go! You've created your very own timeline to document your experiences!