Your challenge this week is to create a “Timeline of Events” to show important events from your life. As a first step, today you will make a list of important events from your life and put them in order.
You're going to make a list of important events from your life. You can make your list on a piece of paper, or use the “Important Events from My Life” handout if you like.
When you make your list, make sure you have at least 5 events. Use the idea starters below to help you!
When I was born…
When I was a baby…
When I was a little kid…
One important thing I have learned is...
One important thing I have done is...
DAY 1 ACTIVITY
Explore different types of timelines
Make a list of important events from your life and put them in order
Paper or notebook
Pencil, pen, or other writing tool
“Important Moments from My Life” handout (optional)
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.
Let's Get Started!
Let’s look at some other examples of timelines.
a list of events that happened in the past, including when they happened and in what order they happened
This picture shows a timeline like the ones made by the Kiowa people.
A timeline like this is called a winter count.
In a winter count, the Kiowa people used pictures to show what happened to them. There are two pictures for each year. The pictures are in order of when they happened.
This is a timeline that was made by people in England long ago. It is only a small piece of a big timeline called the Bayeux (sounds like BY - yoo) Tapestry.
The pictures in the timeline are made from thread. Someone stitched the thread onto a piece of cloth to make the pictures.
The pictures tell the story of an important battle.
Look back at the different timelines you just learned about. Ask yourself:
Why do people create timelines?
How can timelines help us understand the past?
The picture above is an example of a timeline. Timelines help us understand history.