Item Number: JNR-TIMELINE
Technology Integration: Geography, History, Social Studies
Technology Skill: Desktop Publishing, Graphics, Presentation, Word Processing
Program: Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Google, Google Docs, Google Slides, Office Online, Word Online, PowerPoint Online
Timeline Lesson Plans: Google Slides or PowerPoint Activities, Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities
Handouts and Assessment Tools: TechnoTimeline Parent Letter, TechnoTimeline Certificate, Summary of Skills Checklist, Timeline Peer Review Checklist, Timeline Marking Sheet
Timeline Project Ideas and Templates: Biography Timeline Sample, Expedition Timeline Sample, Milestones Timeline Sample, Research Organizer Template
* Assignment names vary between Google and PowerPoint versions.
Assignment 1: What is a Timeline?
Study sample timelines. Understand how a graphic organizer summarizes key events.
Assignment 2: Brainstorm a Topic
Select from a range of timeline types. Pick a topic to research.
Assignment 3: Organize Research Findings
Research the topic. Collect facts with the help of Google Docs or Word.
Assignment 4: Create a Timeline
In Google Slides make a timeline using shapes or in PowerPoint with a SmartArt graphic.
Assignment 5: Highlight Events in the Timeline
Emphasize the importance of events using shapes and/or images.
Assignment 6: Use a Checklist to Edit the Timeline
Self-evaluate the content and design of the timeline. Make revisions based on assessment.
Assignment 7: Share your Timeline to Get Feedback
Share the timeline. Using a checklist have a peer comment to offer valuable feedback.
Assignment 8: Share Timeline with Others
Present timeline using discussion questions as a guide, post a link, or print the timeline.
Optional Timeline Lesson Plans
- Is it Significant? Learn to judge the importance of events.
- Research: Tips to collect data. (Google)
- Drawing Workshop: Practice drawing and formatting shapes.
- Highlight Events using Saved Images: Use design tips to work with images. (PowerPoint)
- Zoomable Timeline: Zoom to learn about a special event. (PowerPoint 2016)