Part of our curriculum in the fourth grade is to learn to read and to interpret timelines. At the beginning of the school year, students make their own timeline in the computer lab that will be used throughout the year. Whenever a big event happens in our community, our state, our country, or our world, the students add the event to their timeline. We do this before we start a keyboarding lesson. At the end of the year, the students will print out their timeline and have a record of the events that took place while they were in the fourth grade.