Social Studies Super Store
Timelines are helpful tools for students to “see” the chronological order historical events happen - and a great way to tie events together.
Also, timelines allow for integrate Language Arts with Social Studies. As students demonstrate critical English skills as they write summaries for each event. This being the case, I have included two levels of rubrics for students.
Rubric one is designed for higher ability students. The grammar, punctuation and conventions section is more stringent. Student may lose points based upon the number of errors in this part of the rubric.
But rubric number two is more subjective. This rubric may be used for students on a 504, IEP, or other modifications in the area of Language Arts.
This is great assignment to allow students to demonstrate their understanding of events either historical from a chapter or unit. Or the rubric might be used for as an assessment for literature.
I have used this rubric in class, and my visual learners love doing timeline in my class.