Monday, December 29, 2008

Links to History:

As educators and historians we can all appreciate a good timeline. Timelines are a great tool to use in the classroom to give the students perspective and an ability analyze dates and events in sequential order and it's a way that kids learn, without knowing they're learning. Try having thee kids make a timeline of important events in a chapter instead of answering questions at the end. I guarantee they'll be more engaged.

If you're lucky, you have a computer lab or a laptop cart where you can have the kids create timelines online, check off that technology quota and draw them in even more.
Here are several places to do that.

You can find a plethora of timelines and links to timelines on my US History website:

But here's the timeline creator of all timelines -

This is not your typical timeline. TimeRime takes time lines to the next level by adding a level of interactivity with images, a scrolling feature and so much more which can't possibly be described. You'll just have to see it for yourself.

Though making a timeline with TimeRime could take a considerable amount of time, the results can be fantastic. Imagine the ideas you can bring to the table with pictures, and words with perspective of what came first, second and so on.

Below, I've embedded a timeline of Barrack Obama from to give you a sense of some of the capabilities.

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Anonymous said...

Did you know it is possible to compatre timelines?

Just open two or more and you can....

;-) P

Anonymous said...

Nice to read your blog on history. I have visited also Valentines day history site. It also provides nice information like your blog.

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