ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Mathematics (2), or Social Studies (2)
Title: Time After Time: How Can We Use Timelines to Reconstruct the Past? Part 2
Description: The lesson will focus on observing and creating timelines.  Teacher will show students example timelines.  Students will state things that they notice from the sample timelines.  Teacher will read American Symbols: The Lincoln Memorial by Terri DeGezelle.  Teacher and students will work together to create a timeline based on American Symbols: The Lincoln Memorial by Terri DeGezelle.  Finally, students will break into groups and work to create a timeline with other American Symbols books. This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.


Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Mathematics (2), or Social Studies (2)
Title: Time After Time: How Can We Use Timelines to Reconstruct the Past? Part 4
Description: This lesson will focus on creating timelines. Students will use important dates from their lives to create a personal 5 event timeline. Students will use rulers to measure equal spaces for their timelines. This lesson will require two 1 hour sessions. The first lesson will include the lesson introduction, work on timelines and time for formative assessments as students work. The second session will be used to complete timelines, share projects, and complete exit tickets. Sample of completed timeline:   Video sample of completed timeline: https://goo.gl/1JwF0I   This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.


Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Mathematics (2), or Social Studies (2)
Title: Time After Time: How Can We Use Timelines to Reconstruct the Past? Part 3
Description: The lesson will focus on creating a timeline. The teacher and students will work together to collect data from teachers around the school. Using this data, students will work to complete a class timeline and formulate questions to ask others about their completed timeline. This lesson will require four 30-45 minute sessions to complete. This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.


Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Social Studies (2)
Title: Time After Time: How Can We Use Timelines to Reconstruct the Past? Part 1 
Description: The lesson will focus on ordering common events by times, days, months, steps, or events.  Students will work collaboratively in groups to organize five child-focused events, steps, or times.   These titles, events, steps, days, and times will be cut apart so that students need to organize them into a logical sequence. Groups will rotate through the five events to practice daily schedules, holidays, school schedules, weekly events, and procedural texts. Groups may take a picture of completed events as a digital copy or the teacher may check each group for formative assessment. This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.