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Pattie Knox and Susan Silverman are at it again
with their new 2004 project Fall into Autumn.

The focus of Fall Into Autumn is on how educational software can be used to enrich a unit of study and promote student learning. Using the Fall season as the subject, participants are invited to submit samples of student generated work which they created with educational software.

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Fall brings Thanksgiving, and our study of Pilgrims, an important concept in our Social Studies curriculum. To help us understand this piece of history, we were putting on a play and wanted to clarify dates and the sequence of events that it presented. Tom Snyder's Timeliner 5.0 was a perfect choice for this task. This is an AMAZING piece of software (see comments below)! There are SO many ways in which it may be used and that timelines may be displayed, it's truly inspiring!! Below are two different ways to display information:

Another Timeline Display

You can also export timelines as jpgs (that is what we did with the above timelines). One display even allows you to export the page as html for uploading to the web (although on my computer I had difficulty with this feature).

Here are two pictures of the banner format.
We used this banner as part of the backdrop for our play.

The above is a close-up of a section of the timeline the children created.
It shows how digital pictures may be inserted into the timeline.
Note: These pictures don't do the timeline justice!

Addressing the Standards:
Math ~ Measurement
Understand the concepts of time and chronology
Sequence events

History ~ U.S. History Beginnings to 1600
Understand chrononlogy and cause
Investigate the contacts between the Pilgrims & the Wampanoags
Describe different ways people have achieved great distinction after reading or listening to true stories about individuals recognized for their achievements.

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Student Showcase from Fall into Autumn Project

Tom Snyder’s Timeliner

The First Thanksgiving
from Scholastic

Voyage on the Mayflower
Also from Scholastic

Book - Squanto’s Journey

Book - Thank You, Sarah:
The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Time
Resources for Teaching about Thanksgiving

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