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Creating Family Timelines

 

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Creating Family Timelines

Grades 3 – 5
Activity Time 2 to 4 hours, depending on the methods used to make the family timeline, can be completed over the course of several days
Activity Author

Jaime R. Wood

Jaime R. Wood

Portland, Oregon

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

Activity Description

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Activity Description

Encourage children to spend some quality time with family members when everyone gets together. Children can interview family members and make an illustrated timeline of the most important family events and memories. This is a great way to learn about their family's history and to capture memories forever.

This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan "Creating Family Timelines: Graphing Family Memories and Significant Events."

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Why This Is Helpful

Learning about family and making personal connections to the larger community helps children see beyond their own experiences and better understand the world around them. When children use what they learn about their families to make a timeline, they make meaningful connections to mathematics and history.

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