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Chronology for Elementary Students: K - 2

Grade Levels
K - 2nd
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50 pages
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The earlier students are introduced to the concept of time the better their future history studies will be. Chronology may be the most important history skill which is why Chronology for Elementary Students is going to be crucial to those little learners.

Chronology means to arrange dates and events in order. This simple activity is a way to let students use their new number skills in history. Students will put the dates in order. Students can tell us a story through dates (ex: mommy was born in 19xx. Mommy and daddy met in 20xx. I was born in 20xx. I will graduate in 20xx).

Dates included are 1900 – 2044 which would allow you to have students identify or calculate their high school graduation dates.

However, let’s not forget how valuable it is to know the vocabulary commonly used when studying history. 14 vocabulary and definition cards are included to help students learn and remember words such as year, decade, and century.

This resource is also Common Core Aligned for grades K - 2! Check out the preview for a list of the standards aligned in the lesson.


What’s Included:

  • 145 year flash cards
  • 14 vocabulary and definition flash cards
  • Story prompts
  • History prompts
  • Lesson guide


PLEASE NOTE: This product prints entirely in black and white. Any color you see in the pictures is because I colored the product with markers for picture purposes.

Looking for more simple and fun social studies lessons for early elementary aged students? Take a look at my introduction to geography lesson Me and My World as well as my introduction to civics lesson Apples and Oranges: Election Edition. Both of these lessons are Common Core aligned.

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50 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.
Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.
100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens - called a “hundred.”


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