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Over the past few weeks it was been our privilege to use Timeline Collection: A Collection of Historical Timeline Figures . Being able to use time line figures has been a great way for my son to focus on specific WW2 figures and events. Home School in the Woods has put together an extremely useful set of figurines all in a bundle. Let me tell you how we used them.
What I am Reviewing
Timeline Collection: A Collection of Historical Timeline Figures was created by Home School in the Woods. Geared for students in grades K through 12. The Timeline Collection is a bundle containing four sets: Creation to Christ, Resurrection to Revolution, Napoleon to Now, America’s History,
These timelines are
The Time Travelers bundle comes as zip file in which will come an embedded page which will guide you in how to download your product and in which size you want it. You can purchase this bundle in a variety of formats and with different liscences. Check this page for more details.
You will receive a number of illustrations reflecting people and events from the different history periods. These historical timeline figures are available with or without text, and an easily resized format.
How We Used the Timeline Collection
When I agreed to take on this review I mentioned that we would only be using the illustrations for World War 2 as that is what my son is currently studying for history. As it turned out we used the illustrations from World War 1 as a bit of look back to last year. We didn’t really use them beyond “what more do you remember about ________”
World War 1 and 2 are part of America’s history which starts at the Magna Carta and ends, 40 pages later, with the 1999 Mississippi Flood.
The figures can be printed either with text or without. They come in resizable formats so that it is SO easy to use them however you want. You can create a wall timeline, or create a book of important people, places and events. Another option is to make a smaller timeline with pages taped together to make a long timeline. Combining all the options would work well too.
Home School in the Woods works hard to make it as easy for you as possible. Two CDs with all the images, labeled and organized in different ways to make them easy to find. On CD2 you’ll find the list of all the images.
Each of those HTML files opens a window in your browser that will look something like this:
It took my son a while to decide if he wanted to do a smaller timeline or do larger images and make a book. He decided he mostly just wanted to do a folder with the images with text. This way he could write on the back any additional information he wanted to have.
He had me print off some of the smaller images to add to his timeline for World War 2.
Samples of the Lad’s work
One of the things I love about the Timeline Collection is the sheer versatility of the figures. From using the larger ones as a wall mount timeline, using them in booklet form, sizing down for a nottebook sized time line or lap book elements, sizing to medium size for notebooking pages or even creating puzzles using the larger images. Just so many options!
I love that my lad can take the wall sized ones and use them as a way to document important details he wants to remember. His goal is to add them to his WW2 binder. He is steadily working his way through each person and event.
He has taken the liberty of adding some of the smaller figures to his timeline. It’s quite the extensive timeline and I like how he can go back through and give me details throughout the war.
Should you get it?
YES! These timeline images have been an excellent addition to the WW2 study my son is undertaking. We’ve been using the WW2 study from Home School in the Woods Time Travelers series as a spine. We’ve added additional elements to increase the challenge for a high school student.
The wall mount size has been met with an enthusiasm I didn’t expect. So I urge you to add Timeline Collection: A Collection of Historical Timeline Figures to your history studies today.
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