Learning Timeline

Learning Timeline lesson plan

Bring out the baby pictures! Kids track what they've learned-how to walk, talk, ride a bike-and chart major milestones in their lives.

  • 1.

    You are growing up so fast! Talk with your family, read your baby book, and look at your baby pictures. Find out when major events occurred in your life. When did you learn to walk? Say your first word? Read? Ride a bike? When did you lose your first tooth? Start school? Make a list of your life's milestones.

  • 2.

    On a large roll of white paper draw a timeline of your life with Crayola® Washable Markers. Start with the day you were born. Mark the months and years, and show when you learned each new thing.

  • 3.

    Draw a picture to illustrate each important event. Write what you remember, or the stories you've heard, about each stage.

Standards

  • LA: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers
  • LA: By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grade level text complexity band independently and proficiently.
  • LA: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • LA: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
  • SCI: Construct explanations from evidence that life cycles of plants and animals have similar features and predictable patterns.
  • VA: Intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of experiences and ideas.
  • VA: Select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of ideas.

Adaptations

  • Students work individually or in teams of two to research the various development stages of human development. What are the typical markers during the first year of life? What stages does an adult expect to go through? Students select one or two stages and organize a electronic presentation to share with classmates.
  • Students interview parents to discuss when they hit their developmental markers. Record the information collected during the interview on the personal Learning timeline.
  • Students create a personal timeline to share with parents for a personal holiday such as Mother's Day or Father's Day.