A history-themed bulletin board gives you a chance to focus on particular events or ideas with your students. You can add character and fun to history with creative display options. Go back in time with these bulletin board display ideas.
A simple way to cover a period of history on a bulletin board is with a timeline. Use a long, thin piece of paper, ribbon or string to make the timeline. Add the key events along the timeline that you want to highlight. Include a picture that relates to the event to make the display look more appealing. Don’t forget to include a caption that includes the date, name of the event and some important details about it.
Another use for the bulletin board is to highlight historical figures. You can focus on just one or include several from a certain time period you are studying. Include a picture for each of the figures. Add the names, contribution and other important details. Or you can make it a guessing game by putting the names and details separate from the pictures. The kids have to match up the faces with the names.
A bulletin board is way to show kids how the world or a particular part of the world has changed throughout history. You can focus either on how a place looks or how a particular activity has changed. For example, you might show pictures of a particular spot at different times in history. Or you could show pictures to show how something, such as washing laundry or going to school, has changed throughout the years.
Kid Version of History
Get the kids involved in the bulletin board display. Let them draw pictures or write about events you’re studying in history class. Or assign a creative writing assignment related to history. You might have the kids write a letter as a historical figure or as a person who lived in a particular time period. Post the student work on the bulletin board. Encourage the kids to read and look at one another’s work.
History Meets Technology
Appeal to kids by making the history bulletin board look like a modern website. For example, make the bulletin board look like the Facebook page of a historical figure. Add posts to the Facebook wall that capture things that the figure did. Include posts from other historical figures in that time period to show the relationship.