Interactive Timeline Lesson Plan (Middle and High School)
Contributing to a Collaborative Timeline of Washington State Women’s History (middle and high school students)
In recognition of the centennial of voting rights for women in the United States, the Washington State Historical Society is asking teachers and students across the state to collaborate to craft a timeline of Washington women’s history. In this lesson plan, students from across the state will contribute content to a single, shared timeline using the Tiki Toki platform. Students research, draft and publish a brief description of a significant person or event related to women’s lives in Washington. Students can select subjects that are well known or less familiar to most Washingtonians. Ideally these subjects will relate to the student’s local community.
- How have women contributed to making Washington the place it is today? • How would Washington be different today if women had not won the right to vote?
- How do women continue to impact Washington?
Academic Standards Met, 7th Grade
Main Standards Met
- HISTORY 4.1.2, Part 3 Understands how themes and developments have defined eras in Washington State and world history by: Explaining how the following themes and developments help to define eras in Washington State history from 1854 to the present: Railroads, reform, immigration, and labor (1889—1930).
- SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS 5.1.1 Understands evidence supporting a position on an issue or event.
- SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS 5.1.2 Evaluates the breadth of evidence supporting positions on an issue or event.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Additional Standards Met
- SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS 5.2.2 Evaluates the breadth of primary and secondary sources and analyzes notes to determine the need for additional information while researching an issue or event.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 7 here.)
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.8 Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.9 Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
Session One – Research
- Internet access for students
- Tiki Toki Research graphic organizer PDF | Word (Source: WSHS)
- Suggested Online Digital Resources list for this lesson PDF | Word (Source: WSHS)
- “What Happened in Washington” by Shanna Stevenson PDF | Word (Source: WSHS)
Session Two – Draft
Session Three – Peer Review
- Students bring their completed Tiki Toki Timeline Templates
- Colored pencils