DAY 2 ACTIVITY
Creating Historical Sources
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.
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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.
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.
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?