Friday, June 08, 2012

Product Feature: Timelines

Our Early American History Timeline
Today I want to feature one of our classic products: our Timelines. For nearly all of our History Through Literature study guides we have developed time lines to accompany your child's history curriculum. These are wonderful tools for reinforcing the chronology of events while being a fun hands-on project! 

Sample pictures from the History of Science Timeline

Each timeline features 18-28 pictures of historical figures, key events, or ideas that were integral to a specific time period. Students color the pictures as they progress through each study and attach them to the included card stock time line. 
Assembly instructions for the Early American History Timeline
Color the pictures is a great activity for restless students to do while you are reading aloud the literature from the history curriculum. As a child my mind focussed much more when my hands were occupied! So for students who have a hard time sitting still during read-aloud time, these are a very effective tool! While the timelines have been designed to correlate with our curriculum they can also be used independently. 

We offer the following timelines (click on any pictures to enlarge):

Our Ancient History Timeline features 28 pictures ranging from Cheops' Great Pyramid in 2600 B.C. to the Fall of Rome in 476 A.D. Pictures include Abraham, Hammurabi, King Tut, Homer, Pythagoras, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar and many others take their place in relation to great historical events like the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, the building of the Great Wall of China, the Birth of Christ, and the calculation of the circumference of the earth and much more! 

The Medieval History Timeline features 22 figures including Marco Polo, the Scottish Rebellion, the Black Death, Chaucer, Gutenberg, Luther, Joan of Arc, the Spanish Armada, Shakespeare and many more. It begins in 1215 with the signing of the Magna Carta and ends in 1611 with the translation of the King James Version of the Bible. 

Our Early American History Timeline begins in the year 1000 with Leif Eriksson's discover of North America and ends in 1862 with the Emancipation Proclamation. Students will be introduced to the Pilgrims, Pocahontas, the War of 1812, Valley Forge, Continental Congress, Lewis and Clark, and much more. 

The History of Science Timeline marks 22 major scientists and scientific discoveries beginning with the ancients, Pythagoras, Archimedes, and others and continues up through Albert Einstein. Students can color pictures featuring Guttenberg, Pascal, Newton, Marie Curie, and more! 

A fun addition to any music study, the History of Classical Music Timeline features twenty-three illustrations featuing composers from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern Periods of orchestral composition. Portraits of Vivaldi, Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Clara Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Stravinsky and others make this a wonderful tool for tracking the changes in musical composition and development. 

Last, but not least, the History of California Timeline features the intrepid men and women who settled the American West. Beginning with Columbus landing in the New World students will color pictures of Balboa, Cortez, Father Serra, Jedediah Smith, Jessie Benton Fremont and many more. The time line ends by marking the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, that tangible link between the eastern and western coasts. 

All the illustrations on the timelines have been drawn by the talented Christen Blechschmid. This cohesiveness allows the time lines to be linked and used together to complete a more comprehensive picture of world history! 

Pricing for the time lines takes into consideration the fact that many home schooling families have multiple students studying the same subjects and so discounts are applied to multiple copies of the same time line. We also offer bulk discounts for classroom kits. 

Have you used time lines in your history studies? Do you find them helpful? I would love to hear about your experiences! 

Have a wonderful weekend. 

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