After much trial and error, we have created a timeline journal that works well for our high school students. This tool for living education has dated pages for each millennium from 4000 to 1000BC, for each century from 1000BC-1500AD, for each half-century from 1501-1700, and for each decade from 1700-2050AD. The pages have dates at the top and a dotted background throughout in order to help students keep their entries tidy. While this timeline is useful for any student, the Classical Conversations Challenge program recommends keeping a timeline journal during the four years of high school in order to gain a cohesive understanding of history.
You can see samples of the printed timeline below.
Here are some examples of different people’s work in filling them out:
Downloadable timelines are available from BartlettPublishing. This file can be downloaded for a small charge. Then you can print it on the paper of your choice and spiral-bind it. If you have a discount at Office Depot through HSLDA or Classical Conversations, you can upload the file and send it to print easily and reasonably. We suggest 24 lb paper, spiral-bound with a clear cover, in order to help prevent bleed-through of pens or markers. While prices in your area may vary, we can print them in ours for about $9 each.
Printed timelines are available from www.lulu.com. They come spiral bound with a clear cover and black back and paper thick enough that bleed through is minimal. For $11.95 plus shipping, You can purchase yours here. Your timeline will print in 3-5 days and arrive on your doorstep shortly after.
Downloadable sample: SAMPLE Traveling Through Time watermark (There is no watermark on the final product, whether you order the printed version from Lulu or the downloadable file from BartlettPublishing.)