Looking at historical photographs is a great way
to trace change over time. Use Connecticut History Online to explore
changes in Connecticut and make you own illustrated timeline.
The Search function will help you locate images by
subject or date, which you can print or digitally import for use
in your timeline. The Full Record option will give
you more detailed information on the photographs that you plan
- History of your Town
- Changes in Transportation
- Fashion/ Clothing Styles
- Development of an Industry (For example: textile
manufacturing, shipbuilding, etc.)
- Architectural Styles
- One Decade in History
- Lives of Famous Nutmeggers
- Come up with your own!
Dont forget to plan out your timeline! Find
the earliest and latest dates that will be included in your timeline
and be sure to divide up the space between them evenly. For example,
if your timeline ranges from 1850-1950, you might allow 1
for every 5 years (for a timeline 20 long), but if your
timeline only covers the period 1920-1925, 1 might only
equal 1 month (for a timeline 60 long.) Draw your line and
mark the dates on it before you add images or other text. Be careful
not to run out of space!
- Add to your timeline by doing one of the following:
- Research and write an essay to introduce the
theme of your timeline.
- Do research in your public or school library
or online and add different kinds of primary sources to your
timeline, like maps, newspaper articles, original advertisements,
- Create a second timeline, parallel to your first
one, to show what was going on in the United States in general
or in World History at the same time.
- Extend your timeline by using your own camera
to photograph life in your community today.