“His Story” A Providential Approach Using the Timeline Method – Part 2
Why do we use this particular Timeline?
This is a timeline created upon the idea that history is “Christ – His Story.” Jesus Christ is the Creator and, consequently, superintends the events of His children, their nations and epochs.
“History is the record of God’s relationship to man from creation onward; it tells us the reasons we are here and our purpose… Providence is the key to understanding history.” (FACE Noah Plan History and Curriculum Guide, p.43)
President Gordon B. Hinckley taught, “Christ is the focal point of all of history for it is because of His great act of atoning love that eternal life with the Father of us all is made possible. Providence, God’s loving care, is the key to understanding history.
If you would like to learn in greater detail why we use the Timeline Method read “His Story” A Providential Approach Using the Timeline Method – Part 1
Here is an example of a Timeline you can use:
How to Create your own Timeline
If you like to create your own you can find templates and ideas in World & Art History timelines post.
How to Introduce “His Story” Timeline to your Children
Find ideas how you can you can introduce Time Periods of “His Story” Time line to your children. This report covers each period briefly giving you ideas and content to cover. You can simply read it, or you can hold a short discussion with your children about each period and how it fits in the timeline.
Read the report here pages 4 – 14. This report was written by Lori Updike.