A timeline worksheet is the perfect way to keep track of events in the American Revolution. The events of this historic event can be difficult to follow, so creating a timeline worksheet can help you organize your thoughts and ideas. Create a section for each date you wish to learn more about.
Add all the news articles from that day to your worksheet. The periodical news releases and other items about the Revolutionary War can be easily added and updated later on. If possible, try to include newspapers from this period. You can find many of these at your local library or bookstore.
The first date on your timeline worksheet should be the first day of the American Revolution. Try to incorporate an addition to this date as you learn more about this important period in American history. If you know the year, try to get a head start by adding the year to the date you are learning more about.
Be sure to include dates as they occurred. Be sure to add some context to the dates, including the context of the time, or time period. Also be sure to include dates when you know what happened, such as when a general passed away or when the war was declared.
You can easily add dates to your timeline worksheet if you are able to pinpoint the events in which you have information. Look for events that are particularly important to you, and remember that if you can’t find any information on the day, it is likely that no one was there. Do your best to pinpoint a specific day. Also look for dates that fall in a period of time that you are especially interested in and write down the time and dates that you find.
Don’t forget to take a look at dates that fall in a larger and/or more complex period of time. Even though you may not know the exact year or month, you can try to pinpoint the period of time that your interest lies in. This is particularly useful when you have an older school or historical quiz book for reference.
Take some time to see how much time you can determine for each date. You can also look for other dates and look for additional information. For example, you can add dates and learn about the larger group of events that happened during the War of Independence.
Remember that the dates may change over time. This is something you may need to account for. While you may be able to track every date, changing interests and different viewpoints can cause you to make some of your timelines inaccurate.