TIMELINES INQUIRY

DAY 2 ACTIVITY

Creating Historical Sources

15-20 Minutes

  • Make a draft of your “Timeline of Events” to show important events from your life

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” to show important events from your life.

Let's Get Started!

Do you remember last year’s winter? 


What about the winter from two years before? 


If you can’t remember what happened, what could you look at to help you?

Your challenge this week is to create a “Timeline of Events” to show important events from your life. Today, you will make a draft of your timeline.

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Look back on your list from yesterday.

  • What are the important events you have decided to show?

  • Have you marked the order of your events?

  • Do you need to add any events?

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Think about your goals. Your timeline should show:

  • Events from your life that are important to you

  • The order of these events

  • Pictures to show these events

  • A title that tells what the timeline is about

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Draw your timeline!

  • Create your events in order by drawing a picture to represent each one.

  • Will you use a straight line, a curvy line, or boxes? It’s up to you!

  • You can use a piece of paper or the “Timeline Template” handout if you like.


Remember to save your draft! You’ll use it to create your final “Timeline of Events.”

Ask an adult in your home about the important events that happened in your first year of life. If there are pictures of that time, look at them to help you find out more.

Ready for Day 3?

On day 3, you will improve the draft of your “Timeline of Events.”

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This timeline shows important events from someone’s life so far.


You can see the student chose 9 events and put them on the line in order.


What events from your life stand out to you?

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This timeline also shows important events of someone’s life so far.


You can see the student created one picture to describe each year of their life so far.


What symbol would you use to represent this year? What about last year?

Let’s look at some examples of timelines that represent different spans of time in different ways.

This is a close-up view of a winter count made by the Kiowa people. The Kiowa made two pictures each year on their winter count: one in summer and one in winter.

  • See: What pictures do you see on the winter count?

  • Think: What events do you think these pictures show? What makes you think that?

  • Wonder: What do you wonder about how this was made?

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This timeline shows important events from this past year so far, starting in August and ending in May.


You can see the student chose 8 events and put them on the line in order.


What events from the past school year were important to you?