Picturing the War in Europe: A Visual Time Line

This Picturing the War in Europe: A Visual Time Line lesson plan also includes:

Where does it fit in history? Learners consider the choices historians make when evaluating events by constructing a timeline of World War II. Using photographs of events in the conflict, they create a chronology. Once finished, extension activities include discussing the significance of these particular events and writing their own captions. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask learners to sort the photos in the timeline according to chronology and then check their ideas against the record
  • Have pupils write their own captions to photos on the timeline
Classroom Considerations

  • Timeline is part of the War in Europe series
Pros

  • Creating a timeline develops primary source analysis skills
  • Extension activities allow for adaptation and differentiation between class members or grade levels
Cons

  • None