A timeline shows the order in which events occur. In other words it organises dates in a chronological sequence in a graphic e.g.

1. Look through the dates in the list and find the earliest and the most recent ones. The timeline must be long enough to include both of these.
2. A timeline can be drawn across or down the page. Consider the amount of space you have to draw your timeline on (i.e. page size)
3. Divide your timeline into segments using a sensible scale. Remember, the segments must be equal.
4. Label the dates on the appropriate segments (if the line is across the page, start the dates from the left OR if the line is down the page, start the dates at the bottom of the page).
5. Insert the events on the timeline using an arrow pointing to the correct place on the line
6. Label the timeline with an appropriate title e.g. Timeline of ……

New Zealand Disasters activity

In groups of four or five students research the disaster you have chosen. You will need to gather information to create a Google Drive presentation that includes the following information:

  1. The date of the disaster.
  2. The cause of the disaster.
  3. What happened during the disaster.
  4. How it affected New Zealand (short term/long term, locally/nationally).

In addition to this you need to include a Bibliography of the websites used to create your presentation (including the source of all images). See the 'Skills - How to write a Bibliography' page for examples of accurate referencing.

The presentation needs to be shared with me at ahalligan@lynfield.ac.nz before class on Monday so they can be presented. Your fellow students will be completing a summary of the disaster so make sure you have answered the four points given above. Remember to write the PowerPoint in your own words and to acknowledge the source of any photograph you use.

Success Criteria: Our group has...

  1. Completed a Google Drive presentation on our chosen disaster and shared it with Mr Halligan.
  2. Answered all four questions and written the text of the presentation in our words.
  3. Completed a bibliography using the guidelines on this wikispace.
  4. Presented the presentation to the class.

The worksheet and feedback sheets for the class presentations:

Use the links below:
http://christchurchcitylibraries.com (use this to help you if you need it)

Alphabetical Listing

Ancient Greece

The Treaty of Waitangi

An excellent PowerPoint on the Treaty of Waitangi!

Click to Download

Click on the picture to go through to an online version of the CD-Rom

cd rom
cd rom


Click to Download the Powerpoint:

Indian migration to New Zealand

Click to Download the PowerPoint:

Pasifika New Zealanders

Click to Download PowerPoint

The Famous New Zealanders Powerpoint

Click to Download:


New Zealand Icons

Kiwi Icons PowerPoint - Click to Download!

Ancient Rome

What do you know about Rome?

Click to Download:

Roman Architecture

Roman Baths

A Day at the Roman Baths: An interactive tour


Horrible Histories - the Roman latrine

Roman Homes

A virtual tour of a Roman home

The Roman Home

Click to download PowerPoint


Website for "You wouldn't want to a Roman Gladiator"


A virtual tour of Ancient Rome

Lawmakers and Lawbreakers

Types of Government

Legal Ages

Courts in New Zealand

Mixed Member Proportional Voting (MMP)

More information on voting in New Zealand


Laws of the Taliban

Leave Only Footprints

What is Eco-tourism? (a basic introduction).

This is a student project so forgive the occasional spelling errors...

Introductory PowerPoint - includes examples of Natural and Cultural Sites

The impact of Tourism on Nepal

Introduction to Kenya PowerPoint