Timelines help students recognize events in chronological
Students will be able to put historical events in chronological order.
Grade level/Subject area:
Ø Grades 4 - 8
Ø Social Studies
Ø US History
Rulers, pre-cut strips of timeline paper (24” x 3” will work), crayons/markers, list of events
1. Read the web page "Flagstaff History for Kids!"
2. Review the concepts of BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era). Also, remind students how divide inches into years (example: ½ inch equals 1 year, how long does their timeline paper need to be?)
3. Students will place in order major events of
4. Include the following events on the handout: Leave them out of order and add more!
Ø Rio de Flag Flood
Ø Spanish Conquistadors
Puebloan Indians in the
On your timeline, illustrate each event with a mini-picture.
Ø Ask students to verbally list the above events in order. Write their answers on the board and students can self-check their work.
Ø Display student work around the classroom.
Ø Allow students to view each other’s timeline – are the measurements the same for each era or year.
At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
Identify major events in
Ø List events in chronological order
correlates to the following
SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS BY LEVEL: ESSENTIALS (Grades 4-8)
STANDARD 1: HISTORY
Students analyze the human experience through time,
recognize the relationships of events and people, and interpret significant
patterns, themes, ideas, beliefs, and turning points in