Create a personal history
Create a personal history

Create a personal history

I can create and share a timeline of events that happened in my life.

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In this lesson, students will learn about basic timelines and create their personal histories.

Learning objective

Students will be able to create and share a timeline of events that happened in their lives.


Students will be introduced to a basic timeline and its purpose and will review the difference between past and present.


Students will learn more about timelines and create timelines as a class to depict events as they occur in familiar stories. To check understanding, students will do a drag and drop activity to correctly put events in order on a timeline. Then students and their teacher(s) will work together to build a timeline that represents the past events in their school year together.


Review timelines with 5 drag-to-sort and 5 multiple-choice questions.


Students will create their own personal timeline of an event that happened in their life.

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