Government Action Time Lines

Social Studies

Students create a time line to chart news coverage of a government action.

You can use an Assessment Rubric to assess students' mastery of the objectives.

What You Need

  • Magazines or newspapers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Paper

What to Do

  1. Select a news story about legislation or another government action.

  2. Collect headlines and pictures about the story. Try to include all the steps that the action goes through.

  3. Make a time line that covers the time of the story. Match each headline to a point on the time line.

  4. Write questions to go with your time line.

  5. See if others can read your time line and answer your questions. Discuss the benefits of telling a story with a time line.


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