ALEX Learning Activity

A moment in time

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Joshua Goodwin
Organization:0
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1245
Title:
A moment in time
Digital Tool/Resource:
Timetoast
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

Timetoast is an online tool used to make and share timelines created by individuals. Teachers can use this tool to have students create a timeline of a particular event or span of time.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 4
Alabama Studies
14 ) Analyze the modern Civil Rights Movement to determine the social, political, and economic impact on Alabama.

•  Recognizing important persons of the modern Civil Rights Movement, including Martin Luther King, Jr.; George C. Wallace; Rosa Parks; Fred Shuttlesworth; John Lewis; Malcolm X; Thurgood Marshall; Hugo Black; and Ralph David Abernathy
•  Describing events of the modern Civil Rights Movement, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, the Freedom Riders bus bombing, and the Selma-to-Montgomery March
•  Explaining benefits of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and Brown versus Board of Education Supreme Court case of 1954
•  Using vocabulary associated with the modern Civil Rights Movement, including discrimination, prejudice, segregation, integration, suffrage, and rights

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.4.14- Identify the purpose of the Civil Rights Movement; recognize important issues, leaders, and results of the movement.
SS.AAS.4.14a -Identify vocabulary associated with the modern Civil Rights Movement, including discrimination, prejudice, segregation, integration, suffrage, and rights.


Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 4
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 4
12) Use basic features of digital tools to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs and/or persuades.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 4
13) Synthesize complex information from multiple sources in different ways to make it more useful and/or relevant.

Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to research events along a given period.

Students will be able to organize events from a given time frame into a timeline

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
During/Explore/Explain
Activity:

The students will research the civil rights movement and choose one major figure from the time to create a timeline. The timeline will include biographical information about the person they choose. Timeline should consist of at least ten events with a picture and at least one paragraph about each event. Each student should then present their timelines to the class and compare where each timeline intersects with another.

When creating timelines from the same timeframe teachers should ensure that each student has a different person as the focus of their timeline.

Assessment Strategies:

Teacher should use a rubric to clearly express his or her expectations with the timeline.


Advanced Preparation:

The teacher should create a timeline of their own to demonstrate to the student the expectations for the assignment. Timelines should be used in conjunction with a unit focused on a specific period of time.Allow students to explore the internet for examples of different timelines for ideas.

Variation Tips (optional):

Timelines can be used to illustrate any period of time for example, students can create a timeline of the lifecycle of plants or animals.

 

Notes or Recommendations (optional):

The most important thing to remember about using timelines is to be creative and allow the students to use their imagination when doing this project.

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