When reading, keep an eye out for clues that tell you when things happen. The verb conjugations you learned in Unit 1 and certain phrases like "last week" and "yesterday" will tell you if an event happened in the past or is happening now. Using these tools will help you follow an article's timeline and the order of its events. Listen to the lesson on using a timeline when reading about the past, then complete the exercise.

Review these two slides on creating timelines. If you are on a mobile device, you can swipe to navigate the slides.

Exercise: Click "Start Activity", then read the text "The English Roots of American Democracy". Complete the timeline exercise that follows by dragging the three events into their correct boxes.

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