Kinesthetic activities like the human timeline and human slideshow help students retain information in their long term memory because the students remember the experience along with the information. Some students need mobility to learn a concept. This is a quick activity to help students remember critical dates and relative time periods that are tested on STAAR.
Absolute Chronology depends on knowing the precise date including the day, month and/or year of the event. To sequence events in absolute chronology means to organize them in an order- that is from oldest to most recent. Relative chronology depends less on specific dates and more on relationships of events. To sequence events, individuals, and time periods, students must understand past, present and future time. Students must also be able to identify the beginning, middle, and end of an event or story. Students are expected to structure a story, creating their own sequence by developing a topic from its beginning to its conclusion. Students are expected to create and interpret timelines, identify intervals of time, and order events in the sequence of occurrence and in relation to other events.
Absolute Chronology: 1607, 1776, 1787, 1803 and 1861-1865.
Relative Chronology: Revolutionary War, Age of Jackson and Reconstruction.
1. Distribute the flashcards to students.
2. Ask the students to arrange themselves in chronological order.