Apply knowledge of chronological order while students create a personal timeline highlighting important milestones.
Grab a No-Prep Timeline Template!
The “My Life Timeline” template is a fun and engaging project that guides kids through creating a personal timeline highlighting major life events. With this printable template, your students can explore and report their earliest memories and important milestones.
This versatile template can be used in a multitude of ways! Whether they prefer drawing, writing, or using photographs, this template accommodates their creative preferences. From sketching their first day of school to pasting pictures of cherished family moments, they can curate a timeline that reflects their growth over time.
Other Personal Timeline Template Ideas
Some additional elements you can include in this project:
- 🧸 Show & Tell – Have students include an important object to their timeline. They can bring it in and present it alongside their timelines.
- ⏩ Looking Forward – Ask students to include something that hasn’t happened yet in their lives that they look forward to including on their timeline someday. It could be something as immediate as next week/month or when they grow up!
- ✔️ Quiz Each Other – After presenting, ask students to recall specific events in their peers’ lives to show they were engaged in the presentation.
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This resource was created by Emma L. Welton, a teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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