Richard Nixon - The Watergate Scandal and Nixon's Resignation: Have students create a timeline of the Watergate scandal. Students should highlight major events stemming from the break-in of the Democratic National Convention headquarters, to Nixon’s eventual resignation as president.
History of Federalism - Events leading to the Constitution: Your students will be able to create a timeline of the events leading up to the Constitution. For more similar activities, check our Teacher Guide.
Timelines were, quite literally, made for history! Not only can timelines show a person's life, or events leading up to a war or piece of legislation, but a timeline can also delve further into the development of scientific thinking or architecture. Here is an example of a timeline for the biography of Abraham Lincoln.
The General History of Virginia by John Smith - Timeline: Students can plot the main events of John Smith and Powhatan with a timeline graphic organizer! Students should provide information about Virginia settlers, Pocahontas, and Jamestown.