William Allred, Carrie Robledo
Social Studies
Material Type:
High School
  • Accomplishments
  • Civilizations
  • Creation
  • Culture
  • Events
  • Fall
  • Height
  • Religion
  • Rise
  • Timelines
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    Education Standards

    9-12 World History Timeline Project

    9-12 World History Timeline Project


    Students will create a digital, interactive timeline that students can use to highlight the rise, apogee, and decline/fall of their topic. 

    Instructor Directions

    Engineering Design Process


    Project Description

    Name of ProjectTimeline:  Digital and physical
    Subject AreaCivilizations, cultures, and/or eras of the world.
    Targeted StandardsSkill Standard W.H.H.1.3; Essential Standards:  2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.4, 5.1, 5.3, 6.1,                                         6.4, 7.2, 7.3, 7.6, 8.1, 8.2
    Driving Question / Problem / ActivatorHow long did this civilization, culture, or era last, and what were some important highlights and/or events of this group?
    Project SummaryStudents will create a digital, interactive timeline that students can use to highlight the rise, apogee, and decline/fall of their topic.  
    Estimated TimeApproximately three class periods.
    Materials / Resources (including link to slideshow if available)Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Forms, Chromebooks, Pear Deck, links to outside resources, Sutori (, Timeline JS, Google Places (, tape, paper, printers.
    TagsCivilizations, timelines, rise, fall, height, religion, accomplishments, culture, creation, events,

    Project Outline 

    AskWhat do I want to show:  dates, events, highlights of a culture, civilization, or era in history.
    ImagineWhat will I include in my timeline? Follow the Rubric for what is required.
    PlanHow will I incorporate the required steps:  use of programs, resources, and working together to have a completed product.
    CreateUsing either Sutori or Timeline JS, create a timeline that shows the beginning of your topic, the apogee of your
    ImproveGroups will upload the timeline to Pear Deck for testing.  This will allow for any tweaking or highlight any problems with presentation.  
    Closure / Student ReflectionsStudents will submit a short survey about the timeline as feedback.
    Possible Modifications / ExtensionsAccess to resources can sometimes be problematic off campus.  We may need to extend time or shorten expectations.  

    Evaluation (Pre/Post)  

    Insert Links to Google Forms


    Pretest Link:


    Post-test Link:

    Credits or Modified From:;

    Additional Resources / Help for teaching this lesson

    Pear Deck, History textbook, internet research



    Sample Pictures / Video 


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