Use it at the start of the semester to give them an idea of what's to come, or use it at the end to summarise everything they've learnt.
These pictures work as a great prompt - ask your pupils what they know about the person or the event as you go.
These jpeg format pictures are in chronological order, starting with the date and continuing with a brief title, ie. the person or the event in question.
The pictures start with Native Americans, 1492 and Columbus and continue with key people and events through history including John Cabot, Ponce de Leon, Balboa, Cartier and de Soto; John Harvard, King Philip's War, Salem witches, Franklin's kite experiment, Boston Tea Party, American Revolutionary War, Nathan Hale, Betsy Ross, Independence, Washington.... and so much more.
The last picture depicts the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914.
Use this collection for fun or as part of a lesson plan, it's up to you.
Use as a slideshow/presentation or print off images to use in projects - these are no restrictions on what you can do!
Pictures by Edith Duggan.