Timelines with Grapevine Studies to review The Mystery of History volume I.
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I am timeline challenged. After 15 years of homeschooling we just completed our first time line. While I do think time lines are great learning chances, you can send your child to college without ever completing one. Since I have 9 more years of homeschooling, I am pacing myself.
My struggles with timelines:
- Deciding where to put people on the line. Do you do it by birth date, death date or another date
- Deciding which events to add.
- Keeping track of the project for the whole school year.
- Which method do you use; sewing board, poster board, notebook, or on the wall?
I knew if I was going to help my kids complete a timeline I had to:
- Keep it simple
- Complete it in a day
- Allow it to be sloppy
- Have some structured directions
After completing the first semester test for Mystery of History volume 1, I ordered the Grapevine bible study timeline of the Old Testament.
Now Grapevine Studies come in the notebook format. Personally I like to see the actual timeline all at once. I copied the odd number pages since the timeline was double sided. Then I had my boys cut out each scroll, complete the drawings, and tape them together to form one long timeline. [Read more…]