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Biographies: Creating Timelines of a Life

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Biographies: Creating Timelines of a Life

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Kathy Egawa

Kathy Egawa

Seattle, Washington

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Timeline

Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 17

The Wright brothers made their phenomenal flight!

Students celebrate the Wright brothers' flight in 1903 by having a classroom celebration that includes a multimedia timeline and comparisons of the Wright Flyer to the planes we have today.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 31

Jackie Robinson was born on this day in 1919.

Students read messages sent to the White House from Jackie Robinson and discuss his role as an athlete and a civil rights activist, as well as the role of athletes in society.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 20

Charles Lindbergh began his transatlantic flight in 1927.

Students consider what is meant by the phrase "Human Hero," think of people who fit into the category, and read a biography of a selected hero.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Speak to Me: Teaching with Voki

Through Voki, a Web 2.0 tool, students create customizable avatars for class presentations for various purposes, such as presenting biographical information, expressing an opinion, or reading a poem.

 

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