Many years ago, I can remember being in one of my TAH classes and having a friend ask me if I knew about TeachersPayTeachers. I did not. Can you imagine any teacher that would respond that way now?
I do love to work on my computer and design pieces that my students can use. Marketing is the challenge, as it takes time and is not always my favorite thing to do. I do believe that many of the pieces that I have created are unique and beneficial in for students to use in the classroom.
One of my favorite creations is the collection of timelines for different periods in history. I have created ones for the American Revolution, Westward Expansion, the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution and African American History.
What I believe to be so powerful is the differentiation of instruction in the timelines. It is possible to foster strong math questioning and critical thinking skills at multiple levels. I also believe that my students are walking away with a stronger sense of time and where key figures in American history are in relation to each other.
I encourage you to take a look at these timelines and see how they might fit into your classroom. Not only do they create critical thinking conversations, but they can also be a valuable tool for assessment.
Student sample of writing using timeline for support.