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Mark Current Events with World Book Timelines from INFOhio

Written by Erica Clay on Thursday, 03 November 2016. Posted in Posts

The Chicago Cubs just won the World Series. The last time that happened it was 1908. Help students put current events into historical perspective with World Book Timelines.

Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.

From the World Book Timelines landing page, select "Create a Timeline."

 

Set your theme and name your timeline. From your blank timeline, find and click "Search Events" in the upper left corner. Select a range of dates to search. You can quickly pull in historical events from the World Book suite of encyclopedias. Instruct students to select events that seem important to them.

 

 

Then encourage students to try a search for events in any time period and add the important ones.

 

 

Once they've created and saved their timelines, encourage them to share with each other. Discuss why they chose the events they did.

About the Author

Erica Clay

Erica Clay

Erica Clay has been an Integration Librarian for INFOhio since December 2013. She earned a BA in English and Music and a Master of Humanities from Wright State University, and an MLS from Indiana University. Prior to working with INFOhio, Erica worked in academic libraries, as the Humanities Librarian at Wright State University and the Library Director at University of Northwestern Ohio. She has more than 10 years of work experience in education, including teaching PreK and K-8 music. As an ILibrarian, Erica works closely with INFOhio's college and career readiness initiatives, providing resources and instructional support for educators who are working to make sure their students meet Ohio's Learning Standards and Ohio's Graduation Requirements.

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