Dipity is a free program that will allow your students to create interactive timelines. Please check out this example: http://www.dipity.com/Brody4192/American_History/
Giving your students an opportunity to sequence events will help them put history into perspective. It will also brings out cause and effect relationships that become relevant when view over time. This learning template can be used with any subject. lt emphasizes learning in the 21st century via content and creativity. It is pre-loaded with content that explores World War II but you can easily edit in any content to suit your needs. The activity guides your students by taking a simple three part approach: research, practice, and create. I have included everything you will need to coach your students through the process: specific instructions, examples, video tutorial, and a rubric. It even includes an element that addresses fair use and citations.
This activity has been aligned to ISTE standards. It is a perfect fit for a Flipped or blended classroom because it can be designed to compliment your video/virtual instruction. It also provides a very strong advocacy piece to show off the knowledge and creativity of your students. All my students have really enjoyed mixing 21st century skills with class content and curriculum. I believe you will too!