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Old 11-23-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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I need some ideas on timelines for first graders.


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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.

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


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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.
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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.
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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.
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