This is a timeline activity that can be used for practising personal timelines or looking at people in history who have contributed to society through science or technology. Alexander Graham Bell is the focus of this timeline. 14 key events of his life are included. The timeline is presented in two different ways to allow for differentiation.
I find this activity is best done in small groups or pairs and then meet up at the end to discuss as a class. Set 2 is particularly fun if you cut the dates separate to the event and have the students try to work out in pairs what order and year everything happened. This activity allows students to look for clues (inferences) in the text to make decisions. A lot of discussion and learning occurs with set 2!
An additional sheet is included for students to create a mini-timeline on Alexander Graham Bell's life by choosing 5 events that interest them to create it.
This resource is part of a larger pack. Personal Timelines Activity Pack.
Page format: A4 (British Spelling) and Letter (US Spelling)
Quantity: 9 pages
* title card for the timeline
* sorting cards (Year and Event)
* set 1 - 14 events
* set 2 - 14 events
* Blank timeline sheet for 5 events