Sequence of events
Grade levels: 6-12
Subjects: Social Studies-U.S. History
Description: To make history fun and vivid in the minds eye for
specific time periods in American History.
Goal: The purpose of this activity is to give the students the skills
to place historical events in a sequence and tie together in a visual
form those events.
Objectives: The student will be able to:
1. Select and recognize important events and dates from a time period
in U.S. History.
2. Place dates and events in the correct sequence on a timeline with an
image or symbol that fixes the thought in the student's mind.
3. Create an image or symbol that coincides with the historical event
4. Effectively review material being studied for final evaluation.
1. History textbook
2. Examples of symbols and images that represent ideas or people,
places and things.
3. Examples of timelines.
1. Students identify the specific dates and events from a time period
in American History to make a timeline.
2. Students make a rough draft of dates and events and corresponding
3. Students use creativity to construct a combination of historical
facts and images in a timeline nutshell. Colors and structure get bonus
4. Students discuss and explain timelines.
Tie it together:
1. Students display timelines in the classroom and discuss the merits
of each in a positive fashion.
2. Every student should be able shine and express their artistic side
while learning the historical facts in a quick and painless manner.
3. As for the lecture part of this lesson, the teacher would begin by
telling a personal history timeline of their own to the class. By
sharing a common ground, the teacher would have something in common and
the students may be more inclined to go on a academic journey when the
teacher lays out the brochures.