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What is History? Timelines and Oral Histories


Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening, History

Grade Levels

6th Grade , 7th Grade , 8th Grade


In this lesson, young students will gain a frame of reference for understanding history and for recognizing that the past is different depending on who is remembering and retelling it. They will construct a timeline based on events from their own lives and family histories. This will give them a visual representation of the continuity of time. They will also be able to see that their own personal past is different in scope from their family's past, or their country's past.

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What is History? Timelines and Oral Histories

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