Friday, April 12, 2013

"History of the World" Study: Part 5 ~ Preparation and Printables

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth..."
~ Genesis 1:1

Welcome to "Part 5" of our "History of the World" Timeline Notebook Study (Part 1 is shared herePart 2 is herePart 3 is here and finally Part 4 ~ Practical Ideas). This is the final segment where we share how to prepare for your world history study.

One of the first things you will want to do for this study is make sure all your participating students have two 3" binders. One to specifically keep your Book of the Centuries timeline and one to keep their actual school work. This can be tailor made to your homeschool. I am simply sharing how to prepare for a study similar to ours.
  • Print off a Book of the Centuries timeline for each student (place in binder #1 which is labeled "Timeline"). As you learn about people, places, events, paste in relevant clip art in each time period. You may also want to paste down a brief explanation under the clip art.
  • Accompanying school work with each time period will be placed chronologically in binder #2. For example, when you study Creation, label a tab and place all your creation related copywork, artwork, picture studies, book lists, etc. in that section. When you go on to the next major subject in history, make another tab and place corresponding work behind it. As a binder fills, begin another. You are making your own family encyclopedia set!
Where to Start? Start studying the beginning of history (creation) and move forward until you meet the present day… We will be sharing our journey with you in future posts to give you an idea of what it will look like.

Important Note: You will need to decide what chronology you are going to follow. Here is where it can get a bit messy. The Lessons from History Series follows the traditional timeline but with biblical information. However, some believing archeologists have proposed a "Revised Egyptian Chronology" where the reign of Egpyt has been shrunk dramatically. Either way, decide which route you want to go and follow it throughout your whole study for the purpose of continuity. We ended up going with the revised timeline because the arguments made in this book were highly plausible. Unfortunately, it made it a bit harder to discern some dates and became somewhat confusing in the beginning. If I were to do it again, I may have just kept the traditional dates knowing that they were subject to interpretation because it would be easier for labeling purposes. 


  1. Dear Jes, thank you for sharing! I pray you and your family are doing well. Thank you for stopping by on my blog and leaveing sweet comment!


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