Timeline Program

Events from Ancient to Modern Times: Grades 3-6


Composition & Sketchbook Sample
Handbook Sample
Student Flashcards Sample
Wall Cards Example

Students will master a total of 60 events over the course of five years (3rd-7th grades). History is a very unsystematic subject, and time is very abstract. Students need a timeline that they memorize, build on, and recite every year.

Composition and Sketchbook: This book will be completed over the four-year period in which this timeline is completed. Each event has a 2-page spread with a picture frame for illustrating the event on one side, and a page of blank lines for writing a summary of the event on the other.

Timeline Handbook: The Timeline Handbook includes teaching guidelines, charts of the dates studied by grade and by time period, and summaries of each event to help students complete their Composition & Sketchbook.

Student Flashcards: Each student should have his/her own set of flashcards for drill and practice. One side has the date and the reverse side has the event. These cards are color-coded identically to the Timeline Wall Cards.

Wall Cards: Cards for the wall timeline have the date and event on the same side. Cards are added throughout the year as students study history in Classical/Christian Studies and American Studies. The wall timeline should be in a prominent place in the classroom throughout the year, beginning in grade 3.