Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew
Home School in the Woods creates these fantastic timelines I want to take a moment to tell you about. Timelines that are NOT only good for your history and social studies lessons, but also good if you want to do character studies, or study people who exemplify certain traits you want your children to focus in on. Characters from the bible are included, so using this set as you do biblical studies is an added bonus. Today we’ll learn about the Timeline Set: Creation to Christ (Beginning – 100 AD).
The Basic Facts about this Timeline Collection
It has been my privilege to review one of Home School in the Woods (HSitW) timelines before. My son used the Historical Figures timeline. Today I am happy to review the Timeline Set: Creation to Christ (Beginning – 100 AD). This set encompasses history from when the world began through to 100 AD. You will see such historical figures as Enoch, King Solomon, Pythagora, and Hannibal. Both biblical and non-biblical figures are featured in this set.
This set retails for $22.95 and as a digital product you will find yourself using it throughout your studies in the bible, history, character and more. You will discover 250+ figures in black and white, in four formats. Two are in wall size one with text description, and the other with just name and date. You’ll find those same two formats in notebook size as well. The wall size varies from 2.5 to 4 inches, with the notebook size ranging from1.5-2.75 inches. BUT one of the things I love about digital products is once I cut and paste, I can make the size anything I want it to be. 🙂
This set is geared for students in grades K through 12. The Timeline series contains four sets: Creation to Christ, Resurrection to Revolution, Napoleon to Now,and America’s History. There is also the timeline collection and various add-ons you can do. This page will help you check out all those details.
Home School in the Woods was started by Amy Pack as she searched for better ways to present history to her children. Timelines seemed the perfect way to do that, and from then on the company has expanded their options.
How does it work?
Once you download your timeline set it will look like this in your file once you unzip it. Reading through the intro will give you a good idea how to use each of the file formats.
History runs throughout the ages, timelines can done in a book format or on a wall, or as a notebook. And Home School in the Woods has made it as easy for you to approach history how ever you want. 🙂 Size them to your needs, and teach history!
You’ll find the images come in two styles. Titles and dates, or Titles and dates with a blurb.
Two sizes, small (wallet sized) or large (notebook size). Use them at the size given, or copy and paste them and expand to whatever size you need them. You might choose to do full page images and write on the back of them, in doing so you allow your students to see the name and the image and test their recall. Over time you’ll have a full binder with interesting people from history, with facts that your students find important.
I like how Home School in the Woods organizes their materials, making it easy for teachers and students to use. The variation allows for so much flexibility it is fantastic. Over the years I have reviewed a number of their products.
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Should you get it?
YES! I know, you’d expect me to say that eh? But honestly, if you’ve ever followed my blog you should know that I don’t just blithely say “get this”. I’m aware that everyone has different needs and different styles of homeschooling. Some of us our faith based and others not. One of the things I like about HSitW is that it is geared to all sorts of homeschoolers. It includes historical figures from the bible and outside the bible. While faith is behind the makers of this marvellous resource it isn’t the only thing going for it (if you know what I mean).
These timelines can be used in so many different formats.
Imagine a co-op that says “we’re going to study different figures of history”, and uses the depictions as colouring pages, notebook focal points, and/or a timeline on the wall. Faith based or not, these depictions will work!
Or a mom who says, I want my children to have some heros (and maybe anti-heroes) so they can see what true character is like. People of honour, honesty, faith, shrewdness in battle, or whatever you want to focus on.
Imagine that you are doing a study on how the world began, use the images to help stimulate discussion and to set your explorations up better. Or you are looking for truths of gospel revelation throughout history, studying the ancient peoples more indepth, you have the timeline pictures to act as a guide. There are so many ways to use timeline sets from Home School in the Woods, I urge you to pick up the set that will serve you best today.
Read the Reviews
You will need to check out the reviews of 47 members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. Home School in the Woods asked us to review the following products:
- Creation to Christ (Beginning – 100 AD)
- Resurrection to Revolution (0 -1799 AD)
- Napoleon to Now (1750 AD – Modern Day)
- America’s History (Explorers to 21st Century)
Project Passport World History Studies (Grades 3-8)
- Ancient Egypt
- Ancient Greece
- The Middle Ages
- Ancient Rome
- Renaissance & Reformation
Time Travelers U.S. History Studies (Grades 3- 8 )
- New World Explorers
- Colonial Life
- The American Revolution
- The Early 19th Century
- The Civil War
- The Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression
- World War II