Activity Overview

Creating a timeline of a historical event, even one that is still so recent, can be helpful for students as they learn how current events impact their day to day life. In this activity, students will create a timeline of at least 5 events during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students can use school resources to research the different events and select the ones they deem most important. For example, the first known cases, when their school first went into lockdown, the development of the vaccine, etc. This example begins on December 31, 2019 with the first known detected case worldwide, but then focuses on the outbreak in the United States up through February 9th, 2021. Depending on when students are beginning this project, there may be many more events that they can include.

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Demonstrate your knowledge of Covid 19 Pandemic in the United States by creating a timeline of major events.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Using the timeline layout, add dates for at least 5 events.
  3. Include a caption of 1-2 sentences that describes the event.
  4. Create an illustration that represents each event using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

Requirements: Choose 5 or more major events in the Covid-19 pandemic. Add a description of the event in the description box and add an illustration with appropriate scenes, characters, symbols, or items.

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/WHST/6-8/2/B] Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

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