Lesson Plan:

My Life in Timelines

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September 25, 2015
by Ginger Bruster

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify life events and put them in chronological order.

Lesson

Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Ask students if they've heard of a timeline, or a series of events in order of time.
  • Talk about what a timeline is and how it is used. Ask students how they think a timeline may be useful.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)

  • Pass out the first page of the What is a Timeline? worksheet.
  • Explain that this worksheet represents a daily timeline, but that timelines can represent days, weeks, months, years, or any other denomination of time.
  • Review the timeline worksheet with the class, answering any questions students have as you go.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

  • As a class, create a timeline of daily events that happen in the classroom.
  • The timeline can be created using a whiteboard, or by having students write down events on paper and putting them in the right order as a class.

Independent Working Time (20 minutes)

  • Students will need to think of their own life events of the past year, such as birthdays, first day of school, vacations, holidays, to create their own timeline.
  • Once students have brainstormed their life events, have them create a timeline and place the events in the right order with labels. Have students model their timelines after the worksheet.
  • Remind students that this is a timeline of events of what has happened in the past year, so the labels will involve the months of the year.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: Students can make a timeline of their life events from birth until now.
  • Support: Students can make a monthly timeline of events instead of a year.

Review

Assessment (5 minutes)

  • Students will be assessed by the timelines they create.
  • Students will also be assessed by their ability to explain their timeline of events in the correct order that they happened.

Review and Closing (10 minutes)

  • Ask students what was easiest and most challenging about making their own timelines.
  • Allow students to share and explain their timelines with the class.

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