US History Timeline Activity | Editable | American History | Printable & Digital

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Literacy in Focus
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5th - 9th, Homeschool
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This was a fun activity for my 8th graders. They were given three flags and had to research the event in history and then write a short summary of the event. We made a bulletin board out of them!
My students really enjoyed creating these and it was a great cumulative activity. They looked fantastic when finished and displayed.


Review learning with this editable US History timeline activity! Full-size pennant flags covering 50 major events in U.S. history from 1607-1914 are included! Each pennant flag template highlights a major U.S. event and the corresponding historical date. Students are required to provide a short summary and illustration of the event in the designated space provided. Two editable blank flag templates are also included for you to add your own events. The timeline can be created at any point in the year, and it would look great for Back to School Night or Open House!

This resource is editable, printable, and digital! The digital version can be completed online with laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, or any device that supports Google Slides. The included Digital Guide includes access to the link that will allow you to make your own copy of the resource for use in Google Classroom/Google Drive.


♥ Perfect to review timelines and display what we have learned!

♥ Great and engaging product resource.


♥ Love it!


Editable Blank Pennant Templates: Two blank pennant flag templates are included for use with additional dates or any other creative teaching ideas!

Editable Event Lists: An editable event list is included for you to use as needed. There is space to add student names to particular events and room to input additional historical dates.

50 Major U.S. Events Pennant Templates: Each pennant flag is one page in size. The banner flags are ready to print and include the following major events in U.S. history:

Jamestown Colony Established (1607)

Mayflower Compact (1620)

Salem Witch Trials (1692)

First Great Awakening (1732)

French and Indian War (1754)

Boston Massacre (1770)

Boston Tea Party (1773)

American Revolution (1775)

Declaration of Independence (1776)

The Treaty of Paris (1783)

Shay's Rebellion (1786)

Northwest Ordinance (1787)

U.S. Constitution Ratified (1788)

Second Great Awakening (1790)

Bill of Rights Ratified (1791)

Eli Whitney Invents Cotton Gin (1793)

Whiskey Rebellion (1794)

XYZ Affair (1797)

Alien and Sedition Acts Passed (1798)

Louisiana Purchase (1803)

Burr-Hamilton Duel (1804)

Fulton Invents Steamboat (1807)

War of 1812 (1812)

Missouri Compromise (1820)

Monroe Doctrine (1823)

Erie Canal Opens (1825)

Indian Removal Act (1830)

Nat Turner Revolt (1831)

Battle of the Alamo (1836)

Trail of Tears (1838)

Mexican-American War (1846)

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848)

California Gold Rush (1849)

Uncle Tom's Cabin Published (1852)

Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)

Dred Scott Vs. Sanford Decision (1857)

Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1858)

John Brown's Raid (1859)

Civil War Begins (1861)

Civil War Ends (1865)

Transcontinental RR Completed (1869)

Great Chicago Fire (1871)

Yellowstone Park Created (1872)

Battle of Little Bighorn (1876)

Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)

Dawes Act Passed (1887)

Wounded Knee Massacre (1890)

Spanish-American War (1898)

Titanic Sinks (1912)

World War I Begins (1914)


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.


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