Government Action Timelines
Students use a timeline to chart news coverage of a government action. Students explain
a sequence of events, make and use a timeline, interpret a timeline, and analyze cause
and effect relationships with a timeline.
You can use an
Assessment Rubric to assess students' mastery of the objectives.
WHAT YOU NEED
WHAT TO DO
- Magazines or newspapers
Write Questions To Go with Your Timeline!
- Select a news story about legislation or another government action.
- Collect headlines and pictures about the story. Try to include all the steps that the
action goes through.
- Make a timeline that covers the time of the story.
- Match each headline to a point on the timeline.
- Give your timeline a title.
- See if others can read your timeline and answer your questions.
- Discuss the benefits of telling a story with a timeline.
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