For the time period of 1830-1917 you will have the opportunity to reflect 9 key events on a timeline. This will be an illustrated timeline in that you will need to have images that reflect the person/place/activity that is being recorded on your timeline. You will also have to include a description of the event that consists of a minimum of 2 sentences (more is great). When you have completed your timeline, you will need to create a title for your timeline which can be reflective a theme for the dates selected (examples: Medical Advances, Technology, Civil War Battles, American Fashion, Reconstruction, Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, Reform Movements…). Lastly you will need to list what sources you used on the back of your poster.
What do you get to help you do this?
•Class time to research your information as well as find images to use for your timeline
•Poster to put your information on which is already formatted into a timeline
•Art supplies in the classroom including:
What is expected of you?
•Complete the research packet that is included after these directions - this must be completed before you are given the poster paper
•Make sure to cite your sources as you go so that you have a list of resources to place on the back of your poster
•Work with your partner to complete the task (both of you must keep track of the information so that even if one is absent - your group is making progress)
•Use the resources in the room to do your research - including textbooks, reference books, & laptops
•Create a poster by the end of class on November 6th (no exceptions on this, because I want to be able to put them up on the 7th - when you will be out of school)
TITLE Must include a title that demonstrates a theme for the events/people 20
ENTRIES A brief explanation of each event and a date provided. The entry needs to be neat, with no spelling or grammar errors. These entries need to be in order There is a total of 9 that must be entered for the timeline The final version must be in PEN or SHARPIE 90
ILLUSTRATIONS/IMAGES An Image for each entry that makes sense for the event. These images can be cut out of construction paper, hand-drawn, or images pulled from the internet. These can be explicit images or can be abstract (such as a pattern or a play on words) There is a total of 9 that must be completed on the timeline. Color is encouraged even if it is shading black & white images with colored pencils – or using construction paper to make the image be ‘framed’ in color. 90
Sources Books or websites that are the basis of providing the information for the text portion of the entry or the source of an image. There should be a minimum of 4 sources for this project 20
Overall The overall completeness of the Timeline being neat and visually pleasing. 30
Blank Timeline format
Sample (from a different era)