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Core Knowledge 2nd Grade Social Studies Timeline Posters & Activity Pack


Add some pizzazz to your classroom this year! This creative resource came about as a special request for a teacher friend. She wanted a way to display a timeline all her social studies units for the year for her 2nd-grade classroom.

As we worked on this unit, other ideas for activities emerged until we ended up with this final resource with 38 photo posters and related timeline activities. I hope you enjoy using it as a learning tool in your classroom too!

The photo posters can be used in many different ways.

Some ideas:
✔Display them around the classroom in chronological order to refer back to throughout the year
✔Post them as a bulletin board display for each domain/unit
✔Display them as you work on each domain then add them to the timeline that circles around the classroom.
✔Use them to introduce each domain/unit

Timelines can be a confusing concept for younger students. There are several timeline activities included helping students grasp this concept. There are 6 different timeline activity pages, one for each domain, included in this pack. I have included two different versions of each timeline. One is a cut, sort, and glue activity that matches the dates on the photo posters—great as an activity for centers. The other one is a blank timeline so students can write in their own dates and information for important historical events.

There are 38 Photo Posters for the following domains included:
✔Early Asian Civilizations
✔Ancient Greek Civilization
✔American Government: The Constitution
✔The War of 1812
✔Westward Expansion
✔The Civil War
✔Immigration & Citizenship
✔Fighting for a Cause (Civil Rights)

This is companion resource for Core Knowledge Second Grade, Engage NY, CKLA Domain 2: Early Asian Civilizations, CKLA Domain 3: The Ancient Greek Civilization, CKLA Domain 5: The War of 1812, CKLA Domain 7: Westward Expansion, CKLA Domain 9: The U.S. Civil War, CKLA Domain 11: Immigration, CKLA Domain 12: Fighting for a Cause.

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  • These specific files are ©2018 Heart 2 Heart Teaching, LLC. All rights reserved.
    • For personal use, classroom use, and non-commercial use only. It is unlawful to distribute any part of this file for any reason (whether they are free or for purchase).
  • Clipart, graphics, photographs, found inside this product are copyrighted. They may not be extracted from this file without written permission from the original artist(s).
  • We'd love to see how you use these activities in your classroom--- Tag @heart2heartteaching on Instagram!


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    Where do I print my download?
    For BEST RESULTS, print the posters on the premium brochure and flyer paper from Office Depot. Using this paper gives the posters a vibrant look that really makes the colors pop! Or send the file to a print shop. But don't worry about that if you need these quickly! Just print on regular paper on the best quality setting on your printer.

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    After downloading and installing Adobe Acrobat Reader:

    1. Open the PDF
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    5. Check the box: Print As Image
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