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Understanding Timelines:
Get in Line

A timeline can tell you about events that happened in different times and places. By looking at a timeline, you can see how events are related. The timeline below tells you about three different communities of people; the Iroquois, the settlers in Jamestown, and the people of Salem.

1. Which happened first, the founding of Jamestown or the founding of Salem? write on line

2. The first Africans came to Jamestown in 1619. Between what two events on the timeline would you place this event? write on line write on line

3. About how much time passed between the time Salem was founded and the time it began trading with other countries? write on line

4. What would you have to do to add the start of the Civil War in 1861 to this timeline? write on line

For more practice, try Understanding Timelines: Timeline of Your School.


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