I can explain how information on a timeline helps you understand the text.
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In this lesson, students will learn how to read and interpret information from timelines. They will read several timelines, including the topics of Apollo and Helen Keller. They will close the lesson with a "human timeline" activity.
Students will be able to explain how information on a timeline helps you understand the text.
Review different text features, such as graphs, highlighting, diagrams, maps, pictures, and captions. Discuss what it means to put something in chronological order. Students will place numbers in order from least to greatest on a number line. Explain why timelines are important.
Students will read a timeline titled "Manned Apollo Flights." Explain that the earliest and latest event dates determine the amount of time the timeline covers. Students will read a timeline and answer questions by dragging pictures to their corresponding events.
Next, students will read a passage about Helen Keller and take note of the dates. They will drag the dates to the events on the timeline of "Helen's Life - Birth to College." Then, students will answer questions about a timeline titled, "Helen Meets Anne."
Students will answer ten questions which ask them to place years on a timeline, how to order years on a timeline, and to determine when something happened according to a timeline.
Students will review what they learned about timelines and answer short questions. Lastly, they will make a "human timeline" of the years that states gained statehood.
- paper (or something else to write on) to make signs for the Closing activity
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