ALEX Learning Activity

  

Interactive Timeline

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Staci Daniel
Organization:University of North Alabama
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 603
Title:
Interactive Timeline
Digital Tool/Resource:
Interactive Timeline
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

In this learning activity, students will be able to create a graphical representation of Christopher Columbus' voyage.  Timelines can be organized by time of day, date, or event, and the tool allows students to create a label with descriptive text.  Students can also add an image for each label to make the timeline more visually appealing.  Students can share their final timeline via email.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 5
United States Studies: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
4 ) Determine the economic and cultural impact of European exploration during the Age of Discovery upon European society and American Indians.

•  Identifying significant early European patrons, explorers, and their countries of origin, including early settlements in the New World
Examples: patrons—King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

explorers—Christopher Columbus

early settlements—St. Augustine, Quebec, Jamestown

•  Tracing the development and impact of the Columbian Exchange
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States Studies: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Identify the economic and cultural impact of European exploration during the Age of Discovery upon European society and American Indians.
  • Identify significant early European patrons and explorers, as well as the early settlements in the New World.
  • Trace the development and impact of the Columbian Exchange.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • economic impact
  • cultural impact
  • Age of Discovery
  • patrons (King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella)
  • explorers (Christopher Columbus, Ponce de Leon, Hernando de Soto)
  • early settlements (St. Augustine, Quebec, Jamestown)
  • Columbian Exchange
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The economic and cultural impacts on European society and American Indians by European exploration during the Age of Discovery.
  • The significant early patrons and explorers.
  • The development and impact of the Columbian Exchange.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Identify the geography of North America.
  • Discuss the discoveries of Columbus and the exploration and conquests of Pizarro and Cortes.
  • Explain the economic and cultural impact of European exploration during the Age of Discovery upon European society and American Indians.
  • Identify significant early European patrons, explorers, and their country of origin.
  • Locate significant early European settlements in the New World.
  • Map the Columbian exchange.
  • Explain how science, technology, and economic factors have developed, changed and affected societies throughout history.
  • Explain how religious and philosophical ideas have been powerful forces throughout history.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • European exploration connected the old world to the new world creating both positive and negative changes across the globe.
Alabama Archives Resources:
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Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.5.4- Locate North America and Europe on a world map to illustrate journey; identify primary early European explorers, including Columbus, De Soto, and Magellan; recognize that European explorers sailed to America for economic, religious, and personal gain.


Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to identify significant events of Christopher Columbus' voyage by creating a timeline in chronological order.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
After/Explain/Elaborate
Activity:

1. Students will need internet connected devices.

2. Students will research Christopher Columbus' voyage and create a timeline with at list 6 events from Christopher Columbus' journey.  Students will also incorporate a short description for each event, and add an image.  

3.  Students should email their completed timeline to the teacher and be prepared to share with the class.

 

Assessment Strategies:

The student's will be assessed on the accuracy of the chronological events led by Christopher Columbus and when the events occurred.


Advanced Preparation:

Students will need internet connected devices.

Variation Tips (optional):

Students can complete their timeline on paper and draw images to illustrate each event.

Notes or Recommendations (optional):
 
  Keywords and Search Tags  
Keywords and Search Tags: Christopher Columbus