A helpful way for students to organize their facts about Canadian History is in a timeline. This example highlights a few of the important dates from the arrival of humans in North America up until about 1783, when the Treaty of Paris is signed. In this activity, students will create a timeline of 5-10 events in Canadian history.
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.
Objective: Create a timeline in chronological order with accurate dates, descriptions. and illustrations for 5-10 important events relating to Canadian history.
- Click “Start Assignment”.
- Choose 5-10 important events related to Canadian history.
- 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”.
- For each cell, list a title and write a 1-3 sentence description for each event.
- Create an illustration that represents each event using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
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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
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.
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