By Diane Bruns
Grandview Elementary School, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92391-0430


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Objectives:
Students will learn about their local community’s economic and spatial development
during the past century. Using vintage photographs, pairs or small groups of students will make a timeline based on their visual observations and classroom discussions. Students will make an oral presentation justifying their choice of the sequence of events on the timeline project.

Materials:
Copies of vintage photographs of the local area, tag-board sentence strips of poster board, and
markers for each group of students.

Curriculum Links:
Social Science, and Language Arts.

California History-Social Science Standards addressed:
3.1. Students describe the physical and human geography and use maps, tables, graphs, photographs, and charts to organize information about people, places, and environments in a spatial context by (1) identifying geographical features in the local region and (2) tracing the ways in which people have used the resources of the local region and modified the physical environment.
3.3.2. Students draw from historical and community resources to organize the sequence of events in local history and describe how each period of settlement left its mark on the land in terms of the economies established by settlers and their influence on the present day economy, with emphasis on the importance of private property and entrepreneurship.
3.3.3. Students draw from historical and community resources to organize the sequence of events in local history and describe how each period of settlement left its mark on the land in terms of why their community was established, how individuals and families contributed to its founding and development, and how the community has changed over time, drawing upon primary sources.
California English-Language Arts Standards, Written and Oral English Language Conventions addressed:
1.0. Identify and use past, present, and future tenses correctly in writing and speaking.
1.7. Capitalize geographic names, holidays, historical periods, and special events correctly.
California English-Language Arts Standards, Listening and Speaking addressed:
1.5. Organize ideas chronologically or around major points of information.
1.8. Clarify and enhance oral presentation through the use of appropriate props (e.g., objects, pictures, and charts).