The TimeFrame Timeline print and ebook is a personal record
TimeFrame Timeline print and ebook set is not a “done-for-you” timeline. Instead, it is designed to be a personal record of what and whom you’ve studied. For example, if you’re studying a period of history, record the lifelines of all the people who interest you. For me, the Medieval and Renaissance eras are intensely interesting, so my personal timeline has more people on those pages than anywhere. In addition, my lifelines focus on people in literature, theology, and the arts, plus amazing women and a few of my ancestors.
Active learning makes history memorable
I believe that active learning — pausing for a moment to record a lifeline, including a person’s name, year of birth and death, and a fact or quote about them, they’re very likely to remember the person. If they simply look at a timeline that someone else has created, there’s no investment of mental energy, no engagment of motor skills in the act of recording, and limited likelihood that they’ll retain anything. Timeframe Timeline encourages seeing, thinking, and doing, and that’s memorable.
Is the TimeFrame Timeline like the Charlotte Mason Book of Centuries?
I created TimeFrame before I ever saw Miss Mason’s Book of Centuries, so there are some differences. Because I was working with boys, and because they were middle grades and up when the design was finalized, TimeFrame had to be simple and quick. Seeing how people’s lives overlapped was much more important to us than drawing pictures for each century, though I do appreciate the reasons for drawing. Many people who use Charlotte Mason’s teaching methods have told me that they find TimeFrame to be a good alternative to a Book of Centuries.
Benefits of choosing the print and ebook bundle
When you purchase the TimeFrame Timeline print and ebook set, each edition contains the same material, but each format serves a specific purpose. Here are a few of the advantages:
- Use the print book as your own timeline so you can start right away and model the process
- Print as many copies of the ebook as needed (for students within your own household only, of course)
- Print out a new page if one of your student’s pages accidentally becomes unusable
- The Timeline is meant for a quick personal record, not a work of art. Try to gently discourage excessive perfectionism.
FAQ: Where do you find people and events to include?
You’ll find them throughout whatever you’re reading or studying. If you’re following a curriculum such as AmblesideOnline.org, Sonlight, histories by Susan Wise Bauer or Diana Waring, BiblioPlan, Veritas Press, Tapestry of Grace, Classical Conversations, or any other, you’ll find many people worthy of inclusion.
You can include favorite artists, authors, scientists, explorers, theologians, royalty, fictional characters, people who inspire you in some way, and a few of your most interesting ancestors. There are suggestions in the text for other sources of people to include, but many students can create a full and fascinating timeline from the curriculum they are already using.
You can read a full description and see a sample page of TimeFrame Timeline at the print edition page.