Thursday, February 27, 2014


I did a Social Studies unit this week on timelines.  I love teaching Science and Social Studies and having the opportunity for hands-on learning!  I found this super cool timeline on TeachersPayTeachers for FREE!!!!  I can't imagine teaching without all these super cool resources....they are awesome!  They were formatted to be printed to use as a timeline on the wall.  I shrunk them down to flash card size and printed them on color paper.  They went all the way from Christopher Columbus to Obama.

(I also figured out how to link a picture on blogger.  Click on the picture below to go to this listing on TPT.)

I put the students in their groups and had them put the timeline cards in order.  This was tricky as there were a lot of them!  The students had to really work together to complete their line.  I think they did a great job!

Our timeline is done!!

Once they completed their timeline I asked them several questions that required them to use their assembled timeline to answer.  The enjoyed competing to see who could get the answer the quickest. I loved the teamwork during this activity.  I then asked them some questions that they had to answer on their own.  Such a fun learning activity that kept the students engaged!

At the end of the unit the students made their own timeline with important events from their life.  They all looked great!!

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