Activity Four: Timeline of Events
The Tribe is a series where past and present are intertwined. As a result, there are numerous events revealed that occur at different points in the past and present, e.g., the history of the Reckoning and its aftermath, Ashala’s plan to release the captives in the detention centre, Ashala’s family history, the story of Ember and her family, etc.
In order to ensure students understand significant events and their relationship to each other, have students construct a timeline as they read. This could be a single timeline on which events in the lives of different characters are signalled by different colours, or students could construct a number of parallel timelines. Later, students can be asked to form small groups and create freeze frames of key scenes, trying to capture not just what happens, but also character feelings and reactions, and atmosphere.