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Keywords: Slide Show, Timeline, Research
Subject(s): Social Studies, Spelling, Technology, Grammar, Writing, History, Reading
Grades 2 through 3
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Pittston Cons School, Gardiner, ME
Planned By: Kathy Damon
Original Author: Kathy Damon, Gardiner
Standards: Identify key people from the history of the United States.
Create a historical timeline about a president.
Collect information and create a report about a president.

1. I will read books with the students about George Washington.
2. I will model how to take notes about Washington's birth, childhood, family, jobs, important contributions as president, and ways that the United States honors him.
3. As a class we will make a slide show of our facts using the Keynote program.
This will include a slide for each section.
4. Then we will use Google images to find pictures for each of our slides.
5. After printing the slides we will make a timeline of Washington's life.
6. The students will follow the same procedure independently to make a slide show about Abe Lincoln.

Resources and Materials:
Biographies about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln
Graphic organizer to record facts
Computers with Keynote program
Colored printer
Construction paper for timeline
Materials: Mobile Labs, Portable, LCD Monitors, Keyboards, Slideshow