Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 3/5/2010 10:55:18 AM|
DS is in junior high and needs to make a timeline of our county. He's got a lot of information. However, teacher emphasizes being creative and having a WOW factor. She's having 125 kids do 4 (yes, 4) projects each about their county, so it needs to reach out and grab her, so to speak.
DS really needs to do well; he's been slacking a bit in the class. Anyone have any ideas of a cool twist he can put on his timeline instead of the same old boring thing? She also doesn't like it when you use a lot of computer stuff; he has to redo his pie chart because he didn't draw it by hand.
Loc: new jersey and proud of it!
|Posted: 3/5/2010 1:25:19 PM|
Make it 3-dimensional? I mean instead of drawing something on it, make it stick out?
What is the teacher's reason for not allowing a computer-generated pie-chart? That really suprises me -- I thought there is a push in education to incorporate technology.
Loc: La Conner, WA
|Posted: 3/5/2010 9:28:19 PM|
He could add appropriate local photos to illustrate his timeline.
|Joan, Grandma to Bradley, Jordan, Alex, Nathan, Trisha, Carlee, Eric, Luke and Ellie|
Baby Pea Step
|Posted: 3/5/2010 9:55:43 PM|
The timeline could not only place the appropriate historical picture every now and then but could also follow the path of something growing or changing. My son had to do a report with a timeline for a grandparent - not exactly the same thing but he drew evolved pieces of transportation as a filler on the page: a horse and buggy and then a boat, train, car, rocket and titled it "Traveling through time with Pop". The teacher thought the correlation was clever. Communication could work well with this idea: ink well, type writer, computer etc. What about attaching a string with an arrow to make it interactive. The arrow could slide along the string and stop at certain places in time where the time line is expanded on with an index card that is attached or a picture that can be flipped over. What about a flip book instead of a poster board presentation.
Let us know what he ends up doing. I am sure I will be in the same situation in a year or two.
|Posted: 3/5/2010 10:17:02 PM|
Maybe he could focus on a timeline of Farming in our country from the 1600's till now. Ideas could include: planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, distribution to others (community, grocers, etc). He could do food and/or animals.
Another idea I thought of is a medicine timeline. Medicine has really changed through the years!
I've never worked on a 3D version of a timeline. Usually just the "line", lol...with drawings, photos, etc. Maybe you could incorporate flip cards like the other pea mentioned or a pop up or something that slides. My daughter has this cool book about dragons that has lots of little pockets and doors that open to reveal journaling cards. Maybe something like that would be cool...more interactive. You might be able to use magnets too to hold items in place?