We have officially begun our lightening tour through time! Before beginning a four year history rotation through the ages, we are doing an overview of ALL history, beginning at Creation!
I'd hoped to start a few weeks ago, and indeed for several weeks we've been “setting the stage” as we read from our Genesis-era books on the coffee table.
Only yesterday did we formally begin our study, placing the first landmark (or should that be timemark) on the timeline.
The children each colored a full page version of the timeline figure, and they will each be keeping a special notebook of their time travel journey.
Here's our timeline, and a closeup of Kaira's coloring of the first “landmark/timemark” on our journey:
(Timeline figure and coloring page are from Homeschool in the Woods History Through The Ages Timeline Figures on CD Rom.) Although the photos are the same size, Kaira's coloring is a regular 81/2×11″ paper, and the timeline is a big poster on the door.
For each child's history notebook: I was thinking I'd include the colorings, and a few narrations, and a bit of copy work (copy work only for the 6 yr old). Any other ideas? (My history scholars are ages 4 and 6. They are very advanced readers, but their writing/fine motor skills aren't particularly accelerated.) Suggestions welcome!