FINALLY, I think I have a timeline format that I.can.live.with.and.love!..and be super excited about. First, I created snazy new covers (5 versions to choose from). Then I decided I would try out a portrait version instead of the landscape version I had tried at first. Right now, I LOVE the portrait version because it will work well in a binder and will make sense when students are flipping pages.
my Civil Rights timeline project. (A freebie on TPT).
A Landscape Student Timeline Example
We will also be creating a classroom timeline. When students have completed all of the events on the timeline, I will give them an event to add to our classroom timeline. They can transfer their learning onto the template and attach it to the classroom timeline.Students draw a picture to show the event on the front and summarize the important things that happened on the back of the card. Here's an example:
PS--My Overarching Themes of Social Studies bulletin board that I wrote about in my last post would be great paired with the timeline books as routines that would be easy to implement into your social studies instruction...I changed that product to a FREEBIE by the way!
Keep following my blog for future updates of timeline ideas....CAN YOU TELL I'm OBSESSED?