The Abbey School
Creating a timeline of the recent pastTo make the passing of time and its relationship to timelines more real we have made materials which have direct linkage to the children's own past and family.
First is a timeline questionnaire showing a period of just over 100 years which asks individual children to put their own family history onto it going back to the lives of grandparents and great-grandparents. There is a one worked example on it for guidance, although teacher's may like to substitute their own family timeline.
Second is a Grandparents timeline chart for the wall which can be made up in the same way as the longer timeline. Children as a class can put both family and historical events onto it with cards or labels.
Third is another question sheet which asks individual children to discover and put onto a timeline historical events events that have happened over the last 100 years or so.