7 Customizable Timeline Templates in Pages: Download and Go

 

Thumbnail previews of timeline templates.
7 Customizable Timeline Templates created with Pages.

Use these timeline templates to help students organize information visually, understand sequences, and enhance critical thinking across a variety of subject areas. Timelines are perfect for visually presenting ideas or concepts involving sequencing or chronological order. For example, students can use timelines to document personal experiences, showcase historical figures, present scientific discoveries, outline story developments, share best practices and much more!

These templates can easily be tailored to your classroom needs. Simply download and customize using icons and shapes in Pages, or create a visual connection to the details by adding photos to the image placeholders.

All 7 of the Pages templates will download together in a folder. The documents are "Custom Template" files that can be added to your Pages "My Templates" gallery, visible when you begin a new document. You will see the following alert message when opening any of the templates:

Pages alert message that reads: This is a custom template.  You can add it to the Template Chooser so it's always available.
Select "Add to Template Chooser" or "New Document"

Select the option to "Add to Template Chooser" so it's always available for creating new timelines.

 

A screen shot of the Pages Template Chooser that is visible when starting a new Pages document.


Ideas for your classroom :

Social Studies: Create a historical timeline! Add a year (or date if applicable), a description of the event and key milestones. Explain why the event is significant. Did the event lead to a future event or issue?

Language Arts: To inspire creative writing, students can craft timelines detailing their summer activities or map significant events from their childhood. They can summarize a story by plotting its five main events and delve into character exploration by analyzing key characters' traits and roles.

Science: Outline the life cycle stages or trace the evolution of scientific discoveries and inventions. Include dates, descriptions, and key details, highlighting the significance of each discovery. Explain how these inventions addressed problems or paved the way for future innovations.

Math: Chronicle the life of a famous mathematician, including their contributions to the field. Highlight the history of mathematics from ancient times to modern discoveries, or show the development of mathematical concepts over time.

Art or Music: Choose a specific time period and spotlight influential artists, composers, or musicians, along with samples of their notable works. Highlight the historical context of their creations and showcase the significance of their artwork, music, or compositions within an era.

World Languages: Highlight a specific language or culture! Use images and examples that capture its unique identity and characteristics.

Tips for success:

Most of these template files will print out on "Legal-sized" paper. Use the Style Formatting tools to customize to look of your timeline. To edit design elements that are locked onto the page, select the item, then choose "Unlock" from the "Arrange" menu. For additional help in editing these timelines or learn more about Pages, visit the Pages for iPad Foundational Skills or the Pages for Mac Foundational Skills tutorials located in the Apple Education Learning Center.

Also attached is a sample timeline using the "Top 5 Timeline Template" highlighting Accessibility Tips for Educators.

Standards addressed:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.7: Use illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.3: Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.3: Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3: Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3: Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
  • CCSS  RI.2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
  • CCSS RI.3.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
  • CCSS RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
  • CCSS RI.5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
  • CCSS W.1.3 Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
  • CCSS W.2.3 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
  • CCSS W.3.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
  • CCSS W.4.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
  • CCSS W.5.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
  • CCSS W.5.3c Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.
  • CCSS W.6.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
  • CCSS W.7.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

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July 16, 2024

I like the variety of template designs that you provided. So helpful!

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