What these things look like:
|Accordion Fold Timeline for Notebook|
|Timeline Wall in our garage|
|Closer view of Timeline Wall. This can also be done using|
electrical tape, but it was easier for me to just print it out at the time!
Download a template here.
|This is our new timeline wall, made from wood trim.|
|Timeline Spiral Notebook|
|Placing Timeline Figures in Timeline Notebook|
Though I do not have a picture, we've even used mini-timeline booklets in our lapbooks!
And I still can't keep track of the time! (I didn't even realize we had crossed over into the month of June until about June 4; I'd blame my lack of brain function after GeoDrawing camp, but I have a tendency to do this, anyway.)
When we first started our timeline obsession, we used The Timeline Project from Brandenburg Studies (download free at Currclick) to create a large timeline for the walls in our school room. As we memorized and studied each historical event/person, we posted a picture representing it, usually cutting the clipart from our CC history slides. (We did not post people and events from the CC Timeline because I did not have the time to search for and download clipart for each timeline event; instead, we posted something from each history sentence, which was much more doable for us at the time.) It helped to give us a better idea of when events occurred in relation to each other, and it was something we all looked forward to doing! We used some of the following Homeschool Bits freebies with The Timeline Project:
Finally, we put together an accordion-fold timeline notebook because we love unfolding it and looking at the timeline as a timeline.
For beginners, you can try this Book of Centuries and any of the add-ons previously mentioned. Another option is to create a Timeline Wall somewhere in your home. For ideas on how to make and use a Timeline, download The Timeline Project.
Also check out this site, which describes wall timelines and portable timelines. You can also visit Paula's Archives for a listing of various timelines. To see a comparison between various timeline figures that you can purchase, go to the Timeline Comparison, also on Paula's Archives.
Our Accordion Fold Timeline
The Mosaic Introduction to Timelines
Timeline Wall Template
Christ, the Center of Human History
Download clipart from:
Cover for Timeline Notebook - Girl
As I've mentioned before, the best timeline figures I have found are made by Amy Pak at Homeschool in the Woods. (Download a sample of History through the Ages Timeline Figures here.) These include a fact with each person or event. So... I'm going to bite the bullet this year and spend some money on timeline figures! (Maybe we will actually get the timeline on our timeline this time around!)
And, finally, for those who like a timeline hanging up on the wall without all that work, try Parthenon Graphics or Learning through History Timelines.