Timelines make excellent graphic organizers. Timelines show sequence of events clearly. Timelines are excellent visual aids. Timelines map time as maps and globes map places. Timelines are user-friendly for teachers and students. Timelines help students understand the causes and effects of events. Free printable timelines make great activities for special needs students also. Students enjoy illustrating events on their timelines. Give students the choice to free draw illustrations, cut pictures from magazines, or color free printable coloring pages and glue on timeline.
Making timelines with students teaches other concepts besides history. Timelines are mathematical. Timelines require organization, measurement, mechanical drawing. Timelines provide data for chart and diagram development also. Every literature, science and social studies unit should include a comprehensive timeline of materials. Timelines are useful for art and music as well. Here are several sources for free printable timelines for your homeschool or classroom.
ushistorysite.com (click here to visit) has dozens of free printable timelines featuring different periods in US History. ushistorysite.com also provides links to other historical timelines in world history. ushistorysite.com also features free printable maps, charts, primary documents, trivia, homework help, pictures, quotes, tests, quizzes and other teacher resources. Look for free printables on many periods and events in US history. Revolutionary War, inventions, vehicles, the depression, WWI, WWII, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam conflict, presidential timelines, supreme court cases, constitution history, women’s rights, civil rights movement, influences of different groups in America and many more.
Free printable activities from every period in history. ushistorysite.com has been nominated one of the best sites for free history teaching materials. This site is well researched, detailed, organized and user-friendly.
Choose a timeline that represents your content area. If you don’t find the period or topic you need, create your own. Timerime.com offers free timeline creator tools. Timerime.com allows you to structure material, dates, data and info to fit your lesson needs. Adjust size, scope and time increments. You will need to create a User ID and password at Timerime.com, but it’s a worthwhile registration. You can opt for email newsletters which feature newly created timelines from other users. I found timelines on hundreds of subjects, time periods and events. Embed or link this timeline to your website or blog. You can make timelines of person’s lives. You can create timelines of stories, movies, music, art, dance and theater. You can create timelines of issues, states, the list goes on.
Let’s find all the ways we can to make learning user-friendly for kids. Boring lessons make bored students. Timelines are a very user-friendly activity.