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Topic: Historical time lines 

Historical Understanding

 Standard 1.  Understands and knows how to analyze chronological relationships and patterns
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 2.Knows how to develop picture time lines of their own lives or their family's history
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that a time line records significant events in chronological order
     2.Knows significant events in own life
     3.Knows when significant events in own life occurred relative to other events
     4.Knows significant events in family’s history
     5.Knows when significant events in family’s history occurred relative to other events
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Knows how to construct time lines in significant historical developments that mark at evenly spaced intervals the years, decades, and centuries
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how to construct time lines in significant historical developments that mark the years at evenly spaced intervals
     2.Knows how to construct time lines in significant historical developments that mark the decades at evenly spaced intervals
     3.Knows how to construct time lines in significant historical developments that mark the centuries at evenly spaced intervals
   Benchmark 3.Knows how to interpret data presented in time lines (e.g., identify the time at which events occurred; the sequence in which events developed; what else was occurring at the time)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how to identify on a time line the time at which an event occurred
     2.Knows how to ascertain from a time line the sequence in which events developed
     3.Knows how to ascertain from a time line what else was occurring at the time of the event in question
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 2.Knows how to construct and interpret multiple tier time lines (e.g., a time line that contains important social, economic, and political developments in colonial history; a time line that compares developments in the English, French, and Spanish colonies in North America)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how to construct a time line that contains important social, economic, and political developments in colonial history
     2.Knows how to interpret a time line that contains important social, economic, and political developments in colonial history
     3.Knows how to construct a time line that compares developments in the English, French, and Spanish colonies in North America
     4.Knows how to interpret a time line that compares developments in the English, French, and Spanish colonies in North America