Buy a string of clothesline and cut in into 4 lines that can go across the length of your room. Divide student into 4 groups and have them hang the events on the clothesline in chronological order.
And Another GREAT Variation!!!
Create a timeline board. Hot glue two colored project boards together. Cut a strip of colored butcher paper and paste it across the boards for the timeline. Cut 10 small lines of butcher paper to extend from the timeline to place events on. At the end of each line, put Velcro strips. Use letters to create a title and decorate with cut outs or stickers. After you have created 10 event cards, place the other end of the velcro strips on the back of the cards.
More Detailed Variation!!!
Create description (cards with a short description of the event) and/or date cards (cards with the date for each event) to go with the event cards. The student have to put the date cars in order, with the appropriate event and description under it. To make it more rigorous, have the students line the event cards in chronological order and make the STUDENTS create the date and description card to go with each.
Correlation to Social Studies
Create a timeline game on important events of the French Revolution.
Correlation to English/Language Arts
Create a chronological display of events in a story.
Correlation to Science
Have students demonstrate the stages of the rock cycle
Correlation to Math
Place the steps of the order of operations in order. Give students an actual math problem and put the steps on event cards. Have them order that problem in the correct order of operations.
Correlation to Common Core
- Writing Standard 3.c. (Grades 9-10)- Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.
- Reading Standard 8 (Grade 3)- Describe the logical connection between
particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
- Reading Standard 3 (Grades 11-12)- Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text
Allow SPED students to have additional time, review the textbooks before the game, or let them use their notes in the game.
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