Chronos – A Timeline Game for Elementary Social Sciences
Timelining Games for Elementary History,
including “Who is the intruder” game with same cards.
Recently released by consultant Daniel Deschenes of the Commission scolaire des Découvreurs, the Chronos games asks students to timeline key events in the Elementary program. Daniel’s original package includes a presentation, a workshop with instructions, and playing cards presented as printable PDFs (matrices) you can print then laminate.
(Pour télécharger le jeu original, visitez le CS des Découvreurs ici).
And now: An English, adapted and expanded version:
“Work (and play!) with chronology in the social sciences. Chronos, is a board game inspired by Timeline, that features the 35+ events from the primary history program. Chronos stimulates motivation in your students and promotes collaborative work. Throughout the game, students must build timelines in a competitive context. At the same time, they have to validate hypotheses in order to situate the events in relation to each other. Variations of the game are also proposed. The target audience for the game is the 3rd cycle of primary school.”
Using live Google Drawings, the expanded English version now includes the card’s front, the standard dated back, and a new extra information back, which could allow for more complex games and Intellectual Operations to be evaluated. To prepare for alternate uses, the new “second back” has space for a summary text, along with QR codes that link to the expanded original text sources (often a Societies and Territories page), and eventually all the cards will also have a QR code leading to videos, 3D or 360-degree virtual reality tours, mapping locations, etc!
The Chronos English GHCE Edition contains:
— A Google Slides presentation of the original versions of the cards is available to teachers here
— Instructions for various games (Timeline game, WITI game available in the translated workshop document is here.
— High-quality printable versions of the available cards!
To print the most recent set of cards, you will need to visit our visit this page Chronos Game Cards Print Page here. Important: The page will display all available cards (35+), so you will need to wait for them to load then follow the printing instructions.
— Google drawings working folders
Note also, that our actual Google drawings working folders are available here, if ever you want to try looking inside, copying one and making your own from that template! (Please consider using Societies and Territories materials, and share back any new card creations and ideas for games to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get them published here too!) And yes, of course, creating cards and games with our cards could be an activity for students too!