This is a great resource for a history or political studies class. It would also work as a great exercise to mix things up in any class. I have used these worksheets for years, and students become really engaged in this activity. This document took me several hours to complete, so save yourself time and effort and purchase this resource. It has broad uses and can be used year after year.
In total there are 4 worksheets. As seen in the preview file, the worksheets have dates and information related to an important event on the left side, and a blank space for students to input their answer on the right side. I have included a teacher's copy with all the answers inserted. The dates move in chronological order. The first two worksheets cover the time period from 1900-1950 and the last two worksheets cover the time period from 1950-2000. In total 41 events are listed.
This exercise can be used with a wide range of students. I have used it with students in junior high, and I have also used it with college and university students. You may consider allowing younger students to use an internet connection to find the answers.
The information provided on each event is quite basic, but several of the events are connected, such as the events related to the Cold War. Depending on your class and your curriculum, you can choose to go in depth on some of the topics and just lightly dust over others. After doing this exercise and speaking in general terms about the events, I typically have students get into partners and choose one of the topics to present on. The worksheet work as a great hook and students typically enjoy learning more about the events and sharing their findings with the class.
I have uploaded a pdf file, but if you purchase this resource and would like to make changes, then send me a note and I'll email you the word file. That way you can adapt, add, or remove from the resource.
This is truly a great resource and your students will love it.