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This lesson has its basis in math.  Students are introduced to the concept of chronological math.  After completing a lesson, students chart their family's birth, death and marriage dates in order to compile a timeline.

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State of Maine Learning Results

Mathematics

C. DATA ANALYSIS AND STATISTICS

Students will understand and apply concepts of data analysis.  Students will be able to:

Pre-K-2

1. Formulate and solve problems by collecting, arranging, and interpreting data.

2.  Make tallies and graphs of information gathered from immediate surroundings.

Social Studies

HISTORY

A.  CHRONOLOGY

Students will use chronology of history and major eras to demonstrate the relationships of events and people.  Students will be able to:

Pre-K-2

1.  Place individual and family experiences in historical time and place.

Students practiced putting dates in chronological order before attempting their own family 's dates.
Students completed a timeline of their family listing the important events in chronological order.

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GRADE: 2

TITLE OF LESSON: Chronology Word Problems

OBJECTIVES: Students  will build on their knowledge  of chronology by doing word problems based on this concept.

MATERIALS: Word Problem worksheet

ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:

1. Teacher will review chronology math. "A person born in 1946 is older than a person born in 1973, even though 1,973 is a bigger number."

2.  Students will be given a sheet with dates based on this concept.  Students are to put the dates in chronological order.

ASSESSMENT: Students will be assessed on their participation in the activities and the number of correct responses on their work.

TITLE OF LESSON: Setting Up a Timeline of Your Family

GRADE: 2

OBJECTIVES: Students will reinforce their knowledge of chronology by doing a timeline of their family history.

MATERIALS:

family group record sheet

Timeline handout

ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:

1. Teacher will hand out students' family group record sheet that was filled out by parents.

2.  Students will be asked to list the dates and events on their Timeline sheet in chronological order.

ASSESSMENT:  Students will be assessed based on their participation in the activities and the number of correct responses.