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I need some ideas on timelines for first graders.

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multigrade 04-17-2013 01:07 PM

DH didn't have electricity or an indoor bathroom until he was 12yo. He's in his 50's. I hadn't thought about folks who still don't have such things. I've always had them.
The kids who asked me about electricity were small town kids.

cvt 04-15-2013 09:42 AM

Right after I started teaching, I had a child ask if I had electricity when I was little.

multigrade, although it sounds comical, there are pockets in the US where people still don't have electricity! When I was in my early 20s, I moved briefly (for work reasons) to an area that had no electricity, running water or paved roads. I went back to visit that area about 10 years ago, and many places still did not have electricity.
Yodaqueen 04-15-2013 09:36 AM

Take a large piece of construction paper and cut a strip longways, cutting the sheets into thirds. Fold accordion style in equal increments. Students can use the timeline sideways or up and down, putting a year or month on each folded section.

Antique Tchr 12-30-2012 04:35 PM

When I introduce timelines, I explain that it's almost like a picture of time. First I read the circle story, [I]The Oxcart Man[I] to them. We discuss the sequence of the story. Then we create the story's timeline together.

Next we make a timeline of our daily class schedule together. For homework I have them write and illustrate their own timeline from 4:00 p.m. to bedtime. They take home a large sheet of paper folded in an 8-box page and put a time in each box. They tell what they were doing at that time and illustrate it.

When they bring it back, I have them cut it in half and tape the ends together. Then they have a long timeline of their day.

dke 11-24-2012 01:14 PM

Thanks Alicia G. I will use your ideas, I did find an idea to use photos.

multigrade 11-23-2012 01:38 PM

Right after I started teaching, I had a child ask if I had electricity when I was little.
We made timelines as Alicia said. I had a read aloud about Edison and put him on there and showed that I was waaaaaay to the right of Edison.

Alicia G 11-23-2012 01:25 PM

A good introduction is to have them work on personal timelines. You know: 2007: I was born 2011: Started kindergarten. 2012: First grade. Kids could add siblings, pets, preschool, moves to new homes, etc. A goal of a half-dozen events is good.

Once they have the hang of it, the class can work on one timeline on a big wall. It's good for them to understand BASIC events in history. Once I was carpooling to soccer with a kid who had not done timelines and she thought that Lewis and Clark were WAY before Columbus because "the boats were simpler" (more primitive?) and the journey (river vs. ocean) was simpler too.


dke 11-23-2012 12:17 PM

I need some ideas on timelines for first graders.

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