Let us know what date & time you prefer?


Activity Overview

A helpful way for students to organize their facts about Canadian History is in a timeline. This timeline highlights a few of the important dates from 1784-1896. In this activity, students will create a timeline of 5-10 events in Canadian history after 1783. Teachers may ask students to research 10 events and select 5-6 to put in their timeline, or allow them more freedom. They can also choose to provide students with a list of events to include at their discretion.

For an alternative to the timeline layout, have students create a timeline poster to incorporate into a presentation or gallery walk. You can add more than one template to this assignment to give students lots of options and adjust the instructions accordingly.

Template and Class Instructions

(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Use This Assignment With My Students", update the instructions on the Edit Tab of the assignment.)

Due Date:

Objective: Create a timeline in chronological order with accurate dates, descriptions and illustrations for 5-10 important events relating to Canadian history.< /p>

Student Instructions:

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. Choose 5-10 important events related to Canadian history.
  3. In the timeline template, click on “Timeline Dates”, and write the dates of each milestone in the date cells in chronological order. Then click “update timeline”.
  4. For each cell, list a title and write a 1-3 sentence description for each event.
  5. Create an illustration that represents each event using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.

Requirements: 5-10 events listed with correct dates, 1-3 sentence description and appropriate illustration

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Type of Activity: Timelines

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10/3] Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/1] Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/7] Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/9] Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/WHST/6-8/2/B] Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

More Storyboard That Activities

Canadian History 1784-1896

*(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)
© 2021 - Clever Prototypes, LLC - All rights reserved.