Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Few More Timelines

 We spent a few more days on timelines last week. We read The Grouchy Ladybug. Then we made a circular timeline to show what happened to the Grouchy Ladybug throughout the day.

We read Today is Monday. Then I had the students work in small groups to construct timelines to go with what happened in the story. I gave them large sheets of bulletin board paper. They worked together to color their pictures, cut everything out, and construct their timeline. 

We made a historical timeline. We focused on the historical figures we have learned about- George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Stephen F. Austin. We started with current events (Barack Obama is our president.) and the event that happened first (George Washington was our first president). 
We filled in our timeline with Abraham Lincoln, Stephen F. Austin, and Martin Luther King, Jr. We recalled what each person did and then talked about when the event happened. We learned that events that happened close together need to be placed close together on the timeline. These three timeline resources are bundled here. 


Jonelle Bell said...

Love these! You are so good to be working on the new social studies standards!!

Trisha Willman said...

This is a great timeline idea! I would love to have the pictures you used for the Today is Monday activity if you still have them!? I think I will leave room for another timeline underneath to do the cafeteria lunch that the kids eat!