Time Traveler Journey Through History

Greetings Time Traveler, you are preparing to embark upon a remarkable journey to research and investigate a critical time in our history that shaped the lives we are living today. Once you "return" you will be asked to debrief your fellow travelers. You can prepare any products and/or visual aids that you choose to demonstrate any and all information you discover during your journey.

In the United States, each historical time period had defining issues that shaped the daily lives of the people living during that period. In order to prepare for your journey, you need to make a monumental decision...Which historical time period would you like to learn more about? Start by browsing through the Time Travel Guides to see which events pique your interests!

Research Links

Once you have made a decision, you will begin your research in order to answer these critical questions...

What were the major historical events occurring during the time period?
How were the daily lives of the people affected by the events of the time period?
What are the similarities and differences between people of that time period and people of today?
Cite a variety of credible sources as you research your selected period of time in American history.
Create several products that accurately depict the events of the time and creatively present the facts to your fellow travelers.
Design a presentation that is not only informative, but enages the learner and encourages them to want to learn more.
Be Creative...You are only limited by your imagination!
Product Options... Choose 2 or more to create an engaging presentation.
  • webpage*
  • TV news program*
  • podcast or radio report*
  • journal entries
  • picture postcard or letter*
  • script for a play*
  • magazine or newspaper article*
  • e-book
  • animation*
  • game*
  • museum exhibit*
  • speech*
  • poem or song*
  • skit or play*
  • time capsule*
  • scrapbook
  • infographic
  • map*
  • short story*
  • model*
  • time line or flow chart*
  • venn diagram*
  • original idea (teacher approval required)
  • Revolutionary War
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Constitutional Convention
  • War of 1812
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Lewis & Clark Expedition
  • Alamo (Texas Statehood)
  • Oregon Trail
  • California Gold Rush
  • Advances in Transportation (steamboats, trains, etc.)
  • Abolitionists/Underground Railroad
  • Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • Cattle Trails
  • Inventions at the turn of the century (flight, telephone, electricity, science)
  • Spanish-American War
  • Panama Canal
  • Immigration/Ellis Island
  • World War I
  • Roaring ‘20s (jazz, cars, baseball, airplanes)
  • Stock Market Crash
  • Great Depression
  • New Deal
  • 1930s
  • Germany: World War II
  • Japan: World War II
  • United Nations
  • Cold War/anti-communism
  • Korean War
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Vietnam War
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Space Exploration/Space Race
  • Television Age
  • Persian Gulf War

Are you ready to climb aboard?

Created By
Tarynn Josey


Created with images by Unknown - "Free photo Fantasy Travel Time Futuristic Portal Time ..." • Andrik Langfield - "untitled image" • Veri Ivanova - "Old pocket watch" • Jon Tyson - "untitled image" • Niklas Rhöse - "Old pocket watch face" • Heather Zabriskie - "Watchmaker’s junkyard"