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.