Fall brings Thanksgiving, and our study of
Pilgrims, an important concept in our Social Studies curriculum.
To help us understand this piece of history, we were putting on
a play and wanted to clarify dates and the sequence of events
that it presented. Tom Snyder's Timeliner 5.0 was a perfect
choice for this task. This is an AMAZING piece of software.
There are SO many ways in which it may be used and that
timelines may be displayed, it's truly inspiring! Please click
HERE to see our work.
You can also export timelines as
jpgs (that is what we did with the above timelines). One display
even allows you to export the page as html for uploading to the
web (although on my computer I had difficulty with this
feature). Here are two pictures of the banner format. We used
this banner as part of the backdrop for our play.
The above is a close-up of a section of the
timeline the children created. It shows how digital pictures may
be inserted into the timeline. Note: These pictures don't do the
Addressing the Standards:
Math ~ Measurement Understand the concepts
of time and chronology
History ~ U.S. History Beginnings to 1600
Understand chrononlogy and cause
Investigate the contacts between the Pilgrims & the Wampanoags
Describe different ways people have achieved great distinction after
reading or listening to true stories about individuals
recognized for their achievements.