A few weeks ago, OK months, I saw these history timeline cards that coincide with The Well-Trained Mind classical education book The Story Of The World Ancient Times on the blog Satori Smiles, which you can find here. She had found them at Lizards and Ladybugs. I knew as soon as I saw them that I would be doing them too! What a great resource for us as we delve into the Story Of The World home school history!
I started the project about the time we started the Story Of The World, sometime in September. But, as any homeschooling Mama will attest, things don’t always go as planned and time is a force to be reckoned with. I finally sat down and finished up this little project on Sunday. I had been cleaning out our master bedroom and this unfinished ditty was atop my bookshelf. It was time to get er’ done.
I don’t have a laminating machine, so it was the old fashion laminate roll that my husband had laying around to finagle. I would cut a piece to cover my cutting board, take the paper off, then lay it flat sticky side up. I then laid out as many squares as would fit leaving room at the top to hang them on the string. I then cut another piece, took that paper off, and laid the sticky side down on top of the cards.
Then it was on to cutting them out by hand. This became a less tedious process as time went on. I was able to eyeball them to mostly the same size.
This is actually quite a heft stack of timeline cards! I am hoping that seeing everything out in timeline fashion, beginning to present, will make it easier for the kids to place things in history. I think it is hard to recall such when much of history is taught to coincide with holidays at this age, instead of being sequential.
I am going to hang them on the school room wall with string and these darling mini clothes pins. I can’t wait to show the kids their new little visual aids. Of course, often I get more excited about the stuff I make than they do, but hopefully these will come in handy as our studies progress through history.
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