For the first introduction to a history class, students need to understand how to read and create timelines, in addition to understanding the differences between primary and secondary sources. Here are some worksheets that will help them learn and
This is a powerpoint that can go either independent from or combined with the worksheets that I posted. It covers timelines and primary vs secondary sources. It makes a good introduction to an ancient civilizations or world history unit.
Students fill these out on their first day so that I can get to know each of them a little. This is the handout that I give them, and they use the format to fill out an index card. I keep these all year long and refer to them when I am struggling to