This lesson explores elapsed time through the use of timelines. Students will use timelines to mark start times and end times of given activities, and will interpret the timelines to understand how to calculate elapsed time. With the exception of the Timeline Activity Sheet, you will want to make sure that each student has one copy of each activity sheet. Make multiple copies of the Timeline Activity Sheet so that each student can have at least 3 copies.
Students develop critical thinking skills by interviewing a person who has perspective on environmental history. Students explore the concept of a timeline, including historical milestones, and develop a sense of the context of events.
Using this interactive, students will create a digital idea map, or graphic organizer, to identify themes and ideas connecting the biographies of one or more Wisconsinites. Students can email, print or create a link of their finished idea map.
This resource is part of Wisconsin Biographies -- a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards. Students can define, analyze, compare and contrast historical figures, time periods, eras and themes, including westward expansion, slavery, women’s suffrage, innovation, and civil rights.
This interactive resource is designed for use in elementary and middle schools, and for kids at home.
Discover more at pbswisconsineducation.org/biographies.
Students read and listen to biographies. Students will conduct a research project on a biography of their choosing, make a timeline, write a report and use it to create a seven slide presentation in Google Slides about the Native American person of their choosing.