Variation of History Timeline
Here is another fun variation of History Timeline.
Another way we have used timelines for our individual notebooks is placing three main links at the top of a page, (totaling six pages). Then we print out very small pictures of the stories or events we read, cut them out and paste them under the Key Link, so they have a visual record of what they learn and where each story or event fits in His Story.
For an example and free downloads go here: LDSHomeschoolConference.com/1-timeline.html
Children love this timeline as it is fun to color, cut and paste on different pictures. The pages can be simply turned in a notebook or laid out into one long timeline. With one glance they can tell you when in history these events took place. Parents love it because they can “see” the whole picture and help their children “see” also. And each child can have their “own” timeline contained in a small place. As a family you can choose to place the key links onto the wall of your home for easy access and to refer to often.
Think of a very long chain with sections hooked together with many large links. The links are held above while sections of the chain dangles in a loop below each link. The LINKS are the major events in Christ’s Story. Under each major link within the looped chain are the stories, events, documents that occurred or people that lived around that time period.
The scriptures tell us, “there is a welding link … between the fathers and the children … it is necessary in the ushering in of the dispensation of the fullness of times… that a whole and complete and perfect union, and welding together of dispensations, and keys, and powers, and glories should take place, and be revealed from the days of Adam even to the present time.” (D&C 128:18) This timeline helps both parents and children to LINK the stories, the dispensations, the glory from Adam to our personal lives together. It LINKS our story with Christ, His Story!
What others said:
“Using History timelines has been a huge asset in our homeschool. I love how you can take any of the stories you learn throughout the scriptures and history and be able to place them in perspective or relation to the others stories. I link the plan of salvation above the history timeline as well.” Tresta
“As an adult I love seeing when all the stories and events took place in relationship to all the other stories and events. It is amazing to see the hand of God or providence throughout the whole picture or story or timeline. I love this timeline!” TK
Written by Tresta Neil