History is the favorite subject of many homeschool families. With great stories and fun activities, it’s easy to see why. But sometimes all those fascinating events and people can feel like one big jumbled mess. Homeschool timeline resources are the solution to keeping everything organized!
History Through the Ages Homeschool Timeline Resources
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Timelines are a great learning tool. They can help kids understand the ‘big picture’ of history – how all those people and events are related. As information and dates are added, kids see how events across the globe connect.
While there are a variety of timeline materials available and plenty of ways to create timelines, our favorite is a timeline notebook. When it’s complete, it becomes a wonderful keepsake for your child as they flip through and remember all the amazing events and interesting people they’ve encountered along their learning journey.
Our favorite timeline resources are the products from Home School in the Woods. They offer a beautiful notebook timeline and the best timeline figures we’ve ever used.
Record of Time Homeschool Timeline Notebook
The Record of Time timeline notebook is a 12”x9” three-ring-binder style notebook that makes a wonderful keepsake when it’s complete! The cover is sturdy and beautifully designed and the pages are a heavier cardstock so it is a great choice for all ages.
The included pages are lined and dated (from 5000 B.C. to 2025 A.D.) so things will stay neat and organized. You’ll even find a selection of detailed maps included at the back of the notebook.
While we’ve used a few different types of timelines, a notebook is our favorite method. It’s easy to store and still pull off the shelf to look at whenever we like.
Historical Timeline Figures
While we love our timeline notebook, the real star of the show is the timeline figures! The timeline figures from Home School in the Woods are a great addition to any homeschool library. They are beautifully illustrated (the best we’ve ever seen) and the set is very comprehensive. With more than 1000 timeline figures, you’re sure to find plenty that correspond to your own homeschool history studies. Figures include important events and people in all areas – social, political, military, art, and music (you can find a complete list on their website). Each historical era is available separately or in one bundle (they are available in CD and downloadable formats).
While you can certainly use the timeline figures with your favorite timeline, you can also use the images for other projects – notebooks, lapbooks, biography pages – the list is really endless. The figures come in two different sizes and with different captions (with text or with just title and date) so there are plenty of possibilities!
How we’re using these timeline resources
We’ve been studying history chronologically for the past four years and a timeline has been an integral part of that study. Each week my daughter looks through the printed pages for any figures that correspond with what she’s been studying that week. She colors, cuts them out and pastes them into her timeline notebook. Periodically, she’ll flip through the time period she’s studying and we’ll discuss how events are related or connected (or just note how two completely unrelated events occurred during the same period).
Planning tip: To keep things as manageable as possible, print the timeline figures on sticker paper at the beginning of the school year and keep them in a folder with your history supplies. Every week will be much easier, knowing that all the prep work is already complete!
More from Home School in the Woods
The History Through the Ages timeline materials from Home School in the Woods are a wonderful addition to any homeschool. They can be used in so many ways (not just timelines!).
Looking for more opinions about the products from Home School in the Woods? Here are some other reviews from the contributors here at The Curriculum Choice:
- À la Carte Projects
- Time Travelers
- Benjamin Franklin Lap-Pak
- Make-a-State Activity Pak
- Artists Activity Pak
~ written by Tonia from Happy Homeschool Nest