Timeline school project ideas
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I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for excellent visualizations. Sign me up if a graphic conveys valuable details easily while still looking fine. The bad boy will be all over the internet in no time.
One of my favorite examples of helpful visualizations is imaginative timelines. They not only relay a lot of information in a straightforward manner, but they also provide meaning for it by presenting it sequentially alongside other similar events.
Timelines can go all the way back in time or all the way forward in time. They may depict how events occurred or are occurring at the same time. Some timelines are also built to display where events occurred over time, providing spatial background for different events.
To summarize, timelines are fantastic. (Are you already persuaded of the importance of timelines and have come here in search of a powerful Agile PPM tool to help you build them? I may be able to help you out…)
This is why many project and program managers rely on deadlines to share simple project details with their teams—milestones, due dates, ongoing projects, and all the important moving pieces.
Second-graders are starting to learn how to use timelines to graphically represent the passing of time. These projects assist students in making personal links to the tool’s use.
Encourage students to read biographies of famous people including Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, Babe Ruth, Annie Oakley, Sacagawea, and Frederick Douglass. Students should choose one of the individuals to build a life timeline for. Students should be split into small groups based on their choices. Students should pick between 6-10 of the most important events in this person’s life when operating in groups. Enable students to divide those points among themselves in groups of two, so that each student has two events to explain. Two index cards should be issued to each student. To explain their events, have students draw and caption their index cards. Ten clothespins should be tied to a string that is hung in the front of the classroom. Allow each group to pin their index cards to the ‘clothingline’ in the order of events. Students will use their timeline as a guide to summarize the life of their assigned person. At the end of their turn, students will remove their index cards to make room for the next party.
Ideas on making a timeline for kids’ schools : early education
Timelines are visual representations of the sequence of events in history. Students may become more deeply interested in studying the sequence of events in history by designing their own timelines, which are also used as a way to view knowledge in visual form in textbooks as an alternative to written narration.
On myhistro.com, we have a fantastic free tool for creating interactive geolocated timelines. I wrote about how to use them in the classroom here: http://www.myhistro.com/blog/interactive-timelines-for-teachers-and-students…, but everything in this article refers to them as well.
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There are some activity ideas that you can easily incorporate regardless of the time span you’re studying. Hands-on history projects are a great way to bring history to life for your children. You don’t have to do a hands-on project every day, but a few well-planned projects will go a long way.
It’s too easy to slip into the pit of becoming a passive learner – read this, fill out the worksheet… blah… blah… blah… It makes such a difference when we can find ways to include our children in their learning. You can do this by reading aloud, doing fun tasks, and, of course, participating in hands-on projects and events.
Don’t waste your time on pointless pursuits. A week of well-planned and performed activities would go a lot further than a day of mindless and dull activities. The best thing is that you won’t need a lot of activity books or other supplies. With only a few ideas that can be adapted to any time span or society, you can achieve the same results.
I’ve compiled a list of my favorite ways to integrate hands-on learning into History classes, but I’d love to hear about yours as well – so please let me know if I’ve forgotten something.