Our timeline wall chart is almost full! As we end this school year here in South Africa, our timeline figures are all on the chart and our studies are nearly complete.
This year (Sonlight World History 1&2) we made a wall chart and used our Sonlight timeline figures. The wall chart worked well, giving us a full overview, but it became crowded in places. Previously, we used a continuous scroll pasted above and around the room! This also gave a great overview and we expanded sections for more detailed studies. It gave insights to the periods of great changes in history ~clusters of discovery and inventions!
With our Footprints On Our Land we used the Footprint’s Through the Century Notebook and this was compact and offered space for notes and drawings. It went with us as we travelled and was easy to use.
When we took the figures down, we play games and use our timeline figures for review:
- group the figures according to categories (discoverers, artists, Bible characters)
- quiz – give 2 facts for each figure
- arrange 3/5 figures in time order
I also have the Sonlight kindergarten Timeline figures which I outlined in pink (the same colour as the book tag covers for that year). This way I know which figures belong to which curriculum.
I sorted the figures for the year and paper clipped the groups for each century. I placed these bundles in a little ziplock bag and stored them near our files. In previous years, I clipped each figure to my weekly schedule page. (Boy! I was super-organized back then!) :)
As you end 2009, I trust that you can see the wonderful, full journey you and your children have covered so far! God Bless!