Lesson 7

Timelines

Time Required: 4 lessons

 

Introduction

Timelines are an important visual organizer in history studies. In this unit students will examine a variety of timelines, construct their own personal timeline and a Salt Spring history timeline. A focus will be on developing an understanding of the concept of historical significance: what is placed on a time line and why it is considered important.

 

Lesson Prep

 

 

Activity 1

Timelines Intro

This site has many timelines that can be printed, e.g. food, music, the history of many countries:

www.internet4classrooms.com/timelines.htm

This site contains a technology timeline:

www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/telephone/timeline/f_timeline.html/

Each group reports their findings to the class

Discuss why particular events were picked. Hypothesize as to what criteria was used in their inclusion.

 

Activity 2

Personal Timelines

 

 

Activity 3

World Timelines

The teacher may want to add key events to the class list.

 

Activity 4

Salt Spring Timelines

 

After studying the photos ask them to decide on the most important 10 events and include reasons why.

This should include a lot of discussion.

 

Teacher Resources

www.internet4classrooms.com/timelines.htm

www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/telephone/timeline/f_timeline.html/

Salt Spring Timelines Photographs


Lesson 1: What Is History?

Lesson 2: Who Were The First People Who Lived On Salt Spring?

Lesson 3: Who Were The Next Settlers? Why Did They Come?

Lesson 4: What Was It Like To Live Here?

Lesson 5: How Did The First Nations And Early Settlers Get Along?

Lesson 6: How Has Salt Spring Been Mapped?

Lesson 7: What Are Timelines?