Students map the events of the year with a timeline. Students identify our national holidays, make and use a timeline, and appreciate the unique nature and shared values of family celebrations.

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

What You Need

  • paper
  • crayons or markers
  • ruler

What to Do

  1. Make a timeline that shows a full year.
  2. Mark national and state holidays above the line.
  3. Mark family celebrations below the line. These include:
    • birthdays
    • anniversaries
    • religious holidays

Share Your Timeline with Others!

  • Discuss how holidays and family celebrations are alike and different.
  • Tell a story about your favorite family celebration.