Asian American Time Lines
Subject: Language Arts, History, Technology
Grade: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Students create time lines about various aspects of Asian American history.
define the term time line,
sequence historical events related to Asian American history in chronological order,
demonstrate research skills using the Internet and/or library sources.
Asia, Asian American, time line, history, Japan, China
teacher-selected examples of time lines
computers with Internet access or student-researched library materials about Asian American history
pens or pencils
large sheets of construction paper (optional)
PowerPoint software (optional)
Discuss the meaning of the term time line. Show students examples of time lines from school texts, library books, or online sources.
Divide the class into small groups. Have students create time lines about aspects of Asian American history. Students might use library sources or these suggested Web sites:
Have students create Asian American history time lines using only library sources.
Have each group develop a time line about Asian American history for a specific time period. Let groups create their time lines on large sheets of construction paper. Have students arrange the completed time lines in chronological order as a wall chart or hall display.
If you have PowerPoint, have students create their time lines as PowerPoint presentations.
Evaluate students' time lines.
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