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Past, Present, and Future/Activity Starter

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Past, Present, and Future/Activity Starter


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In this video from PBSLearningMedia, students learn about the difference between past, present, and future. Then, students can try the hands-on activity in the classroom or at home.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 1
Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
1 ) Construct daily schedules, calendars, and timelines.

•  Using vocabulary associated with time, including past, present, and future
Unpacked Content
Strand: Geography, History
Course Title: Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • Construct hourly schedules to include home and school activities.
  • Construct monthly calendars to include: month, days, and dates.
  • Apply historical holidays and events (for example birthdays, MLK jr. Day, Presidents Day, etc.) to the calendars.
  • Use a timeline to share personal life from birth to present including pictures and significant dates.
  • Use a timeline to share famous historical figures, including those from Alabama (for example, Admiral Raphael Semmes', Emma Sansom, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Wernher Von Braun, Helen Keller, George Washington Carver).
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • 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.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.1.1- Identify terms such as past, present, and future associated with time.

Tags: calendars, future, past, present, timelines
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Author: Ginger Boyd