Exploring Space Timeline Activity

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6th - 10th
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This timeline activity covers 27 key events from the Space Race through 2018. In this activity, the teacher scatters and hides the 27 event placards around the room. Students use QR readers to find the dates of the events and record the information on a handout. Then, students place the events in the correct chronological order on a timeline. Last, classes or groups compete to see who can put the space exploration events in the correct order the fastest! Students will have tons of fun while learning about important events that occurred during the Space Race and beyond.

No QR readers? No problem! A non-QR version is also included!

Note: The QR codes were designed for students to use a QR code reader app to reveal the event’s date. If students do not have a QR code reader app, they may use the camera on their device. However, the camera reads the QR code differently. It assumes they want an Internet search for the date (there is no way to control what sites the device pulls into the search). So, if students want to use their camera, they will need to first put their device in airplane mode or turn off the WiFi connection.

What's Included:

Teacher Directions (3 pages)

QR Code Version (27 pages, in color and b&w)

Version without QR Codes (54 pages, in color and b&w)

Version with both QR and no QR Codes (54 pages, in color and b&w)

Student Handout (2 pages, key included)

Student Timeline (2 pages, in color and b&w, key included)

Editable Student Handout (2 pages, in PowerPoint)

Editable Template (1 page, in PowerPoint)

You may put the materials in this file on a LMS for STUDENT USE that RESTRICTS access like Google Drive, Google Classroom, OneDrive, Edmodo, Blackboard, etc. where students are either invited via an email address or log in with a user name and password. SHARED LINKS AND PRODUCTS MAY NOT BE UPLOADED TO A CLASS WEBSITE UNLESS THE SITE IS RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH A LOGIN AND PASSWORD AND IT MAY NOT BE USED IN A COURSE ON OUTSCHOOL OR ANY SIMILAR PLATFORMS/MARKETPLACES.

Questions? Email me at andrea@musingsofahistorygal.com.

***This resource is included in the following larger bundles:***

* Space Race Activity Bundle

* U.S. History 1877 to Present Bundle

* U.S. History Mega Bundle: Exploration to Present


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Total Pages
34 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how a text uses structure to emphasize key points or advance an explanation or analysis.
Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).


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