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Classroom Resource

Using a Calendar StudyJam

Subject Area

Social Studies


K, 1


In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to tell time using a calendar. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that reviews the steps taught during the interactive is available to be printed.  After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.

    Social Studies (2010) Grade(s): KG


    Sequence events using schedules, calendars, and timelines.

    Unpacked Content



    • schedule
    • calendar
    • timeline
    • event
    • history
    • sequence
    • yesterday
    • long ago
    • tomorrow


    Students know:
    • The difference between today (present), tomorrow (future) and yesterday (past, or history).
    • The names of the days of the week, and the order in which they come.
    • A year is divided into months, and has heard the names of the months repeatedly .
    • Vocabulary: long ago, yesterday, today, tomorrow, history, schedule, calendar, timeline, later, future, before, after


    Students are able to:
    • List events in their lives in the order in which they occurred.
    • Identify a calendar and know that each square or number on the calendar represents a day.
    • Name the present month .
    • Answer questions about their daily schedule:
      • Does recess come before or after lunch?
      • Do they go to library everyday?
      • Do they go to lunch everyday?
    • Identify events that happened a long time ago through the use of personal primary sources.


    Students understand that:
    • Time is measurable and ongoing.
    • There are events in their lives that have already happened (past), events that are happening or will happen today (present), and events that will happen later (in the future).
    • Some events have happened in their lifetime and some events happened long ago.
    Social Studies (2010) Grade(s): 1


    Construct daily schedules, calendars, and timelines.

    Unpacked Content



    • construct
    • apply
    • uses
    • schedule
    • agenda
    • calendar
    • month
    • years
    • days of the week
    • timeline (picture/year)
    • elapsed time
    • past
    • long ago
    • present
    • yesterday
    • today
    • future
    • tomorrow


    Students know:
    • The purpose of a schedule and how to construct a daily schedule (present).
    • The purpose of a calendar and how to construct a calendar (future).
    • The purpose of a timeline and how to construct a timeline (past).
    • Vocabulary: long ago, yesterday, today, tomorrow, past, present, future


    Students are able to:
    • Sequence daily classroom activities.
    • Create a calendar.
    • Create a timeline.


    Students understand that:
    • Constructing schedules, calendars, and timelines helps document past, present, and/or future events.
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