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Lesson Plans

Re: Explaining time

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The Cheevers (lazydog)
Mon, 17 May 1999 20:38:59 -0400

Something to prepare once and keep on hand. Make a year equal an inch and
mark it on a piece of string. Measure out that many inches (probably going
a foot at a time, obviously). Roll it into a ball and go outside and have
someone take the "timeline" down the field. Have the students roll it up
-----Original Message-----
From: menichino <menichino>
To: artsednet <>
Date: Monday, May 17, 1999 6:47 PM
Subject: Explaining time

>Hi all --
>I'm doing my Cave Art lesson with 1st graders. Although I mention that
>some paintings were 20,000 years old I know they don't have any idea how
>long ago it really was. I don't want to make a big deal of it, but how do
>you folks explain things like that? (My husband suggested that I tell them
>that it would be like getting one hundred birthday presents -- for 200
>Thanks --
>Liz in rural NY