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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Brainstorm Idea for Timelines

I don't want to forget this and it might be interesting to others so here's my brainstorm idea. I was looking through an arts catalog this morning and saw fabric banners and thought- hey, that would be great for a timeline! My next thought was that it could be rolled up and put away. Using one for each time period (WTM divided, of course): Ancients 5000BC-400AD, Middle Ages 400-1600, Late Renaissance 1600-1850, Modern Times 1850-now.

Using clipart or timeline figures would pasted on with fabric glue (Tacky Glue?) and the info could be typed up, cut out and pasted on as well. I just thought this was a great way to get the kids involved and provide another option for timelines. Okay, brainstorm over. I don't know how great this idea is, it's just an idea. And now, back to school...


1 comment:

Sandie said...

Hi was just going to say it is a great idea. We are doing Around the World in 180 Days this year which is a quick overview of World History and I created a time line out of curtains and fun clolors of duck(actually the brand of duct) tape.

The kids are using straight pins to attach the informations. Some cut out pictures, some write on index cards, some have printed bios of the web with a portrait of the person. It has worked out really well. I will post a picture or two on my Musings blog.

I know I don't comment often, but I do read your blog almost everyday :)