Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.
My children love using products from Home School in the Woods to supplement our history studies and I have really been wanting to more consistently include a timeline in our history. So, I was very excited to try out Timeline Set: Resurrection to Revolution (0 -1799 AD) this summer and see how it would work for us next year.
The files are digital which made it super easy to print what I needed to print when I needed them. It also gave me the flexibility to use the figures in several different ways. There are over 280 different figures included in the set.
There are four different formats for each figure, so you can use the one that works best for your children. The first two formats are sized for notebooks. Both format includes the picture, name, and date, but the second format also includes a text description.
The other two formats are the same as the first two, except that they are larger for wall timelines. We have been working mainly with the note-booking sized figures but I love have the option to put the timeline on the wall.
The most obvious use for the timeline figures is creating a timeline to go along with your history studies. This could be done on the wall, in a time-line journal, or even as a DIY project in a plain notebook. We plan to use the figures that coincide with our history curriculum and a notebook to create our timeline as we go through our history course next year.
However, this summer we tried out another fun way to use the figures, a game. We printed some of the figures with the text included. Then we cut the text apart from the figure itself. We pasted the two parts on opposite sides of a notecard.
Once you have the cards made you can use them like flashcards or have competitions to see who can name them the fastest.
You could also print just the figures and do a memory matching game with younger children. Another option we enjoyed was to make our own timeline game. We modeled this after a similar card game that my children had played in the past. Paste the figures on one side of the card and the dates on the other side.
The children have to place the figure in the correct order on the timeline without looking at the back of the card. Once placed the other players can check the placement using the dates on the back of the card.
We had lots of fun trying out these timeline figures and look forward to continuing to use them as we start back to regular school schedule in the fall. I think they would be great for any aged student because of the variety of ways they can be used.
In addition to Timeline Set: Resurrection to Revolution (0 -1799 AD), Home School in the Woods has timeline sets for other time periods as well as other history resources. The Review Crew reviewed a variety of different products, so be sure to click on the graphic below to see what crew members thought and how they used their products.