Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Review - History Through the Ages Timeline Figures and Resources

Utilizing a timeline adds a unique visual touch to history studies. It is a wonderfully useful adjunct that allows one to glimpse the "big picture" when it comes to chronology and relevancy of all that has past. A timeline can help us remember important dates, events, people, empires, architectural developments, presidential offices and more, while also allowing us to see some of the connections or relationships between these things. What was going on in the world when Shakespeare was writing comedies, tragedies and poetry? Who was President during WWII? Who was living and what was going on when Jesus was crucified? What classic authors lived at the same time? What else was going on during the Industrial Revolution?

History is fascinating. Creating and using a timeline can help make it fun too! Thus, I want to share some of my absolute favorites resources from Homeschool in the Woods that we have used with success and joy in our homeschool.

First, there are the pre-printed sets of wall size timeline figures. These come in four individual packs that cover the various time periods from Creation to Christ, Resurrection to Revolution, Napoleon to Now, and of course, America's History. These sets correspond well with many of the popular history curriculum's! They come pre-printed on card stock, ready for your wall size timeline. Each pack includes a color-coded bar line to assist you in placement and visual distinction of specific time periods. Fantastic for those with adequate available wall space, but you can also use these in many other creative ways as well. 


Second, and a top favorite of mine, is the Timeline Figures CD.


This awesome 2-CD set is all-inclusive and gives you the freedom and convenience to print over 1,260+ timeline figures in a size and manner to suit whatever undertaking or design you desire - notebooking pages, coloring pages, cards for games, wall timelines, notebook timelines, history fair projects, science fair projects, topic specific studies, and much more. The images are sorted into over 30 helpful categories, i.e., chronological, alphabetical, topical, authors and literary works, presidents, wars, ancient wonders of the world, explorers, composers, scientists, artists, and more - allowing you to easily find and print just the precise ones you are looking for. Your creativity is the ONLY limit when it comes to this fantastic multipurpose resource!

SAMPLE NOTEBOOK PAGE I CREATED WITH CD

And if you check out this archived post, you'll see the history fair project we created using several figures from the CD as well.



Third, comes the History Through the Ages "Record of Time" Notebook. This hardback, beautifully bound, spiral style notebook, filled with thick, durable, lined pages dating from 5,000 BC to 2,025 AD, is a great resource for organizing and creating a keepsake quality notebook type timeline. I've seen many timeline books - some blank, some boring, some flimsy - but this one stands above them all in every aspect! And if you're like me and think you might struggle with exactly where to "place" all those delightful figures within the book, be sure to check out the ever-so-helpful suggested placement guide





SIDE NOTE: To my excitement, as I was preparing this post and gathering the links to share, I noticed that there is also a new "Record of Time" Timeline Notebook on CD that was not available when I originally purchased my items. . .so. . . I was wondering, dreaming, thinking. . .who wants to buy this for me? LOL! :)

Last, but not least, be sure to check out the abundance of timeline and timeline related tips and ideas that are to be found on the Homeschool in the Woods website. This alone is worth grabbing some tea and settling down at your computer for a while. It's a literal timeline gold mine! Click this link for free timeline figure samples and visit here see many other freebies from Homeschool in the Woods!

Now, just one last thought. . .I've seen a few posts and chatter about these resources being too expensive, but from my perspective fwiw, as with certain other items I've selected for our children's education, I've found them versatile, high in quality, and worth the investment!

~ BONUS ** FREEBIE ** GIVEAWAY! ~  
As an added bonus and gift to my readers and followers here at Seasons of Learning, I'll be holding a drawing on March 31, 2011 for a FREE set of the Creation to Christ pre-printed wall size timelines figures! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post! (Please make sure that I can reach you, because if I can't contact you - you can't win!)

135 comments:

mackenzie said...

oooh me oooh me! thanks for a give away tina! I love your blog and i'm so thankful for your yahoo groups!

~Miss Sandra~ said...

Wow what a wonderful giveaway. I adore history and want my children to have the same passion.

Becky said...

Hey Tina- You totally know I want to win. I have been looking into buying this since the dy you shared it with me at your home. I would really love to incorporate a timeline into our curriculum next year- maybe even this summer. Thanks you so much for sharing you wealthor knowledge and resources with me. I was able to find some of the lower level Critical Thinking at Karen's too. Blessings, Becky

Shonya said...

Oooh, I love the things I've seen from them and your review makes me want EVERYTHING! LOL thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your blog! How do you find the time...you are amazing!
I would love a chance to win your give away.
So glad you and the baby are doing well!
Peace,
Laura
dldrh@aol.com

Anonymous said...

ohhhhh. I would love that.
angelleprice at hotmail dot com

King of King's Princess said...

i woudl love to have some new stuff. i am just starting to home school and am super excited. shzblew @ hotmail.com

Betsy said...

This looks great! I would love to have a set of these! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

What a great post - that's for reviewing this. I have been trying to decide what to do for timeline. Off to check out the rest of your post...
Steph

kirkandsteph at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

I am interested in the timeline, as organizing events in order is not my forte! raisinbrandlesatjunodotcom!

Anonymous said...

I would love to start a timeline with my kids. Thanks for reminding me of this great resource.
Mabel- jmlatham96 @ comcast.net

prairiechick said...

I've been drooling over these all year - they would've made my first year of homeschooling so much easier! Maybe I'll be lucky enough to win & have them for next year! (fingers crossed!) johnpendathotmaildotcom

Creekermom said...

Wow!what a blessing this would be!
What a Awesome giveaway!
WW live history (especially when it's incorporated with HIStory.
Hoping we win. ;)

Anonymous said...

A wonderful gift to give, Tina. :) Thanks for letting us know on the BB Yahoo Group. :) Blessings to you and yours.

Amanda

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

We love everything Amy produces at HSITW! If Canadians can enter, please include us :).

jennifer at quiverfullfamily dot com

Anonymous said...

Please add me to the list of people who would love to have these!

Thanks so much!

sabrasabra @ att . net

MARGARETE said...

Great post. I love the history fair project, that is awesome. I would love to have a set of these timeline figures. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I would love to have the time line. it will definitely help me as I will be doing the ancient history this coming term. Thank you for offering this!
Carynj88@gmail.com

Jodi-Marie said...

What a great post. This looks so great to use. I can't believe all the stuff you did with the CD. I would love to enter your contest.
Jodi-Marie
jodi@dandrehmer.us
my-art-full-life.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

We use the Mystery of History and this goes so well with it. We love doing the time lines and these would be a great asset for us. Your review is great and makes me want to buy it all. I know these would be a great help for us. Thanks for your review.
mailtoyoumom@yahoo.com

VanessaB said...

What a great giveaway! I loved the pictures also showing the figures in use. My husband has always chuckled because he could tell me what was going on in different parts of the world that affected what was happening in other parts; I never was able to until my kids started doing a Book of Centuries! ecothriftymom at gmail dot com

Kristi said...

Wonderful review and great giveaway!! I'd love to win! kchara@aol.com

Our Home of 5 said...

Love this. I was planning this for next year would love to win it.

Monica said...

Wow what a great give away! We are doing Adventures this year.. thanks for the opportunity!
Monica

Carrie said...

I have yet to purchase these figures, but keep hearing how great they are. Your post thoroughly explains WHY everyone thinks they are so wonderful! Beautiful sketches that would really compliment, not clutter, a timeline---yeah!
carrie.seibert(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I love Homeschool in the Woods! What a great giveaway. Thanks so much.

Kim
williams3129 at comcast dot net

connie said...

I would love to have this time line set. Count me in please.

God Bless,

Connie
conniechou@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I've been looking at these for several years and would love a chance to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

Breanne
bmwallaker@yahoo dot com

Kat Patrick said...

Oh, Tina -- this would be the most amazing gift for my children and the other ten who join together for a homeschooling history co-op in England. So few materials are available over here except buying from the US and paying extortionate taxes (I could take delivery via my mother in Texas, so you don't have to worry on that score). Starting in September, this is exactly the era we're going to study. So, pleeeeeez meeeeeee.

Anonymous said...

Oh how exciting! This would be such a blessing. Thanks for putting this out there!
Nataliemeeks@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your seasons. They are inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

bethanygarcia@comcast.net

Janelle said...

These look like great tools for school!
Thanks for sharing why you love them!
Blessings,
Janelle
janelle.cole@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

So exciting to see a homeschool mom who can pull it together enough to teach, enjoy her life AND contribute to the mental health and well-being of other homeschoolers. Thanks so much!
paulaclemmer@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Tina,

What an awesome product! I love the board your family created for the History Fair! It is awesome! This product would be a great addition to our homeschool--and it has been a while since I have visited Homeschool in the woods--starting some coffee now!

I hope that you and baby Ava are doing well!
Devonne
bolinbunches@gmail.com

amy said...

i would love to win!!! thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

Amy S said...

This timeline looks really neat, thanks for the info and the drawing!
Amygcsmith@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Homeschooling In The Woods ~~ 100% hopeful here!
Thank you for your inspiration to families as a mother and home educator.
sandra ohio midwife. heartlandmw at yahoo dot com

Robertson Family said...

What an awesome giveaway! I'm so glad to know about these products as I've been looking for a good timeline to use with my kids in homeschool studies of history! Thanks so much!

Christina
christinascupboard at gmail dot com

homemarcy said...

I love your blog, Tina. And I've had my eye on those Homeschool in the Woods figures for a long time! :)

homemarcy@msn.com

Anonymous said...

We use Mystery of History and love the Timeline figures

caroldrumm@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this!

laurie_scheffler@yahoo.com

Family Cakes said...

wow - your projects are gorgeous!! We just started MOH and these would be perfect for our timeline.

partyof7 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thank you so much for having this giveaway.

rockie_73@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks you for your love to help others homeschool. \


Lucenda.groce@puttputtzone.com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to be entered to win these! Thanks for your review.

Lynn_tetreault@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Tina,
Thank you for offering these resources ~ I came over as soon as I saw your post on the AO yahoo group! :)

Jenny
j c brunsvold at msn {dot} com
(no spaces)

Leah Brooks said...

I would love to win!
Leah
dittob@gmail.com

Becky @ BoysRuleMyLife said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for the chance!!

Angela said...

What a great giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity!

Fouroaksacademy @ gmail dot com

Corbs having FUNN said...

I LOVE THESE FIGURES! Thank you for doing such a great job of sharing the information!!!!
I have had these on my "wish list" for years but never made them a priority...our timeline takes us 2 hours to create each week, this would save a lot of time and energy...it should be a priority NOW!
I hope I do win, but I see there are many who need these too. Best wishes and thanks again!

Sarah said...

I'd love to win this set. I love the stuff that HS in the Woods has but just haven't been able to purchase it. I drool though when I visit their site LOL. I'm also following you on GFC and you can find me here: www.homeschoolblogger.com/ohiosarah

Thank you for a great giveaway!

Sarah
SeekingHim at gmail dot com

Olelady Smiles said...

I am totally drooling her. I have looked at these books for years, just been out of our budget. Either way--thanks for doing this. It will make someone's day.
Linda Salter
l.salter123@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

All your products look so great! :) Would love to have the timeline figures to go with MOH1!
Lisa
lisa.langley at yahoo dot com

Airamty said...

Just read your message thru Yahoo group....This is so great!
msidor79@yahoo(dot)com

Home Teacher said...

Love a great give away!

Anonymous said...

I love the project you did with the timeline figures!
Laura
lkfarre@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

As I have been spending the last couple of weeks, within our first year of homeschooling, fretting over possible gaps with current curriculum and with the possibility of switching curriculum...I ran across your post of the best advice ever received. -
Forget about gaps! We cannot teach our children everything they need to know, but we can teach them HOW TO LEARN, HOW TO QUESTION, and HOW TO THINK, so that they have the skills necessary to learn whatever they need or want to learn throughout their lives. Learning doesn't end with graduation - it is a lifelong process. This short time is about building a foundation for continued learning and instilling a love of learning in our children that endures!

Thank you and may God bless you for that post...it has blessed me!!!

We would love to enter to win the timeline figures...they look amazing!! j.tanguma@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! It's our first year homeschooling and so its great learning about all the wonderful resources out there. Lucy

sneeringer@catholic.org

boyenger said...

I have used these timeline figures a lot for the past 10 years, it would be nice to have the CD
kim

Anonymous said...

Wow, these look great. What a blessing to be able to offer this give-away.
sreyster1@comcast.net

Sandy said...

These would be great!!! csthompson@frontiernet.net

Anonymous said...

Hi Tina,

I am new to the homeschooling scene this year and great resources like this just can't be beat. I am really excited about the journey of teaching my kids one day at a time...and enjoying the adventure of learning together. I would be delighted to win. :)
Thanks for the opportunity.
Nikki
Raisingthem4Jesus@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please include our family in the drawing! This will be a blessing to anyone that wins.

Thanks,
homeschoolwithcc@gmail.com

shell said...

Love your post and review! I am excited to read your others! This would be a dreamy addition for our home school! Thank you, shellbellb3@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love this. We will be doing a timeline for the first time next year.
Beth bagel270@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, these look so cool! Would love to win them! Melissa Wood mjwood40@yahoo.com

jennifer said...

Hey Tina,
First, I hope all is well with you and your sweet little Ava. Secondly, you always are so informative and inspirational in your blogs. Thank you for that!! Last history is absolutely our favorite subject. we love it!!
Jen
Jeggen5@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Looks fantastic!!!!

kroberts418 at yahoo dot com

Christian Book said...

Your products are very high quality -- thank you!

Rebekah said...

We love Homeschool in the Woods. This looks like a fantastic resource. I would love to be included in the drawing!

Rebekah
teaguesthree@yahoo.com

DeDe said...

Oh, how that would help me get a good start with MOH. thanks for the give-away - even if I don't win.

Dakarimom5 said...

Thank you so much for this post. It was great to see the timeline figures "in action"!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the review it was informative and clear. I would love to win this product to help with organizing my homeschool. Blessings Jennie
beckjennie@gmail.com

mjcarley said...

How sweet you are to offer this giveaway! We will be brand new MOH users starting in the fall. The timeline figures would be so helpful!

Meleasa - dealpickle@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

You have given a mom new to time-lines a great visual tool! I was just researching and thinking about purchasing these for my kiddos. I especially love your History Fair Project - that is such a clever idea:) I would love to win!
Laura - tkbbrl6@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

They look like a great resource. Thank you.
-Nia, wonghomeschool@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for offering this great give-away opportunity. I have been wanting to work on the timeline along with our history curriculum. This timeline material will be very helpful!

- Ann (callingtohomeschool@gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

I would be beyond excited to win these. We are begining our new journey on a tight budget.

Laurie said...

I am excited to find your blog AND would love to win your freebie. Someone else with a passion for HIStory. What a blessing!
Laurie

Leah Brooks said...

I would love to win these!

Amy said...

We are planning on starting MoH next fall and I have been debating whether or not to purchase the timeline. I would love to win it! Also trying to decide whether or not to purchase the cd vs the wall sized pre printed. Tough decision when it comes down to cost. Thanks for offering this and posting the info. Very helpful. I too like the history project you did. Very impressive.

Anonymous said...

I want to WIN!!! "Choose me Choose me, please!"
(Do you see me jumping up and down with my hand in the air? hehehe Timelines are really an asset to any history study. Can you really keep everything in your hand and not get totally confused?! I know some people can, but a visual reminder helps most of us. Sooooo, choose me!

Anonymous said...

We have been wanting to get these figures!

Tess
talaprade@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, Awesome give away! I love your blog, gonna put it on my Google reader list! How do you get to do these give aways? Are you signed up to do reviews or do you just purchase things and give them away yourself, both of which would be super cool! senoritastar@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

wowo, These would be awesome. I love anything visual... Love the blog, and of course the yahoo group.
fus_srj2003@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This is so fun!!! Thank you!!!
Penny
p.l.g.texas@gmail.com

MaryBeth said...

I enjoy reading your informative blog. Thank you for sharing. You have inspired me in making the decision to homeschool my children.

Beth
Hands of Grace
riettesa AT yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

I guess I have had my head stuck in the sand because I am just learning about this homeschool family and their products. Thanks for showing the various ways you have used them. Love the blog too!
mom2jrcll the at symbol gmail dot com

McMama said...

This looks great and could supplement our history for sure!! Thanks for the chance!

themclean6 (at) gmail (dot) com
www(dot)rubyslippersschool(dot)com

Melissa said...

THank you for your willingness to bless a family this way. Hope it is ours ;)

Melissa
ominitsyn1 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Thank you Tina, I would love to win.
Jessica at djlchan@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about doing this time line for the past couple of months and would love to win them! Thank you for posting all your wonderful ideas.

Dani
4duburgs@comcast.net

Ryan said...

What a great addition to our homeschool this would be!

Anonymous said...

I love Homeschool in the Woods! I would love to add some timeline figures to our schooling!

Gail said...

ooooo... been eyeballing this... would be an excellent opportunity to try it out!! Thank you for sharing!!

gailcamenzind@comcast.net

DeDe said...

Thanks for doing this. Sorry, I can't figure out how to edit my comment. Here's my contact info:
gratefulmomofpgt@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would like to win these time line figures. I pray I'll win. God bless you. My contact is marinan_vitasa@yahoo.com

~Miss Sandra~ said...

Hi there, I was the second commenter but didn't leave my details although you could possibly reach me through my blog that is highlited through my name. I would love an opportunity to be in the draw so my contact email is nzdotsandraatgmaildotcom. I am not trying to sneak in an extra comment so please only count me once!

Chris said...

This looks exciting! My first grader and I have tons of fun learning about history with MoH... hope we win!

you can reach me at amador dot christine at gmail dot com

ReneeK said...

Love Homeschool in the Woods. This would be a great addition to our MOH. Hope to win.

Friederike said...

THese look awesome. Sure to enhance our history studies. These are nice pictures

Stefanie F said...

Hi Tina,

I am so inspired by your strength, kindness, and generosity. We are blessed by your Yahoo groups and keep you and your wonderful family in our prayers. Please count us in for the giveaway! Thank you,
Stefanie Feyereisen
Young Living Essential Oils
The World Leader in Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
Member# 840338
https://www.youngliving.org/oils2health
feyerfamhs(at)yahoo(dot)com

iphonealaska said...

Good Afternoon! My homeschool would use this curriculum if we won. I appreciate your time and effort in encouraging homeschool families with your blog. Sincerely, Sandra sandra@kash.net

Anonymous said...

Hi. I will start homeschooling my son in August. He was looking through the Mystery of History Vol 1 book the other day and got so excited about what he will learn!!! The timeline characters are on my wish list. Thanks for offering the opportunity to win such a generous gift. In Him, Brenda at blrkmr@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Love these would love to have them for our classroom.

Love your blog. Always makes me happy to read. Love all the pictures of the kids too.
Michelle M.

Sally said...

Oh wow!!! I just found your blog (and giveaway) via the MOH1 yahoo group, which I just joined about 5 minutes ago. This is awesome -- I have been oogling HITW packs for a long time! Thank you!!

CelticMuse said...

Well, I just have to try since i got the email!!!

Teresa Gonzalez said...

These are really nice timeline figures. I'd love to win this set since we are planning to study Mystery of History Vol 1 next year, it would be perfect. Thanks, Teresa

Suzuki Mom said...

Like everyone else, I could really really use these.

Thanks for the great post!

Brook said...

Would love to win this.

Thanks for the opportunity!

bablgbrook@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway and all the great info on your site! I would love to win these!! stormi.evans@att.net

Doreen said...

We use MOH and this would be the best addition to our curriculum! Love your blog!
Doreen
www.ourhomeschoolohana.com
driv_n_free@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This would be a wonderful addition to our schooling. I have been looking for a timeline for us to use.

Thanks,
Shannon
mytwogirls@insightbb.com

Kidzaplenty said...

This would be so cool to add to our learning materials. It seems so fun, too.
kidzaplanty@bellsouth.net
jenny@kidzaplenty.com

Anonymous said...

We would love it! Christine my email is tissy73 at yahoo dot com. Thanks so much for this opportunity!

Anonymous said...

You are such an inspiration! I pray that God will give me the wisdom and organization that you have, as I mother my five and wife my one. Thanks for all your help.
I am so excited for this chance to win. The material will be GREATLY used and LOVED by my gang.
In Him,
Dianna
breedingbunch@insightbb.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for a chance to win such a wonderful resource. I am new to homeschooling and love to try new products as I am still learning what works best for my boys.
Amanda
adam1101@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

How did you know we are doing MOH1 next year? I would love, love, love these!

StephanieLMoore@marykay.com

Angelle said...

I would love to have these figures. Would be perfect to add to our history for next year.

angelleprice at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My son would LOVE this. He has been asking to start a time-line. Can't wait to see who gets it. Thanks.

nollnotes@embarqmail.com

Carla

Amy said...

Oh these are awesome! I want to start a time-line with my kiddos. My 8 y.s. d.s. keeps asking, "what happened in 1918 or 1204 or any other date?"
Amy

Christine said...

great free giveaway!!!! Please count me in!

Steph said...

I've bee looking a these. Would love to have them. Thanks for the giveaway! I hope I win!

Amy said...

I saw your note on the AO yahoo group and would love to win!

MaryBeth said...

I would love to win these timeline figures for our homeschool Bible curriculum. You have a wonderful blog.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love timelines, and especially these timeline figures. I've just never been able to afford the expense along with other curriculum.
I would be honored to win your contest.
Thanks for including us all,
Wendi
lukeschool@att.net

Kelly said...

I enjoy this site...lots of helpful resources! We would love the timeline figures! We keep a timeline of our Bible readings on notecards pinned to a string that I usually "try" to hand draw,but would really love to use these figures!! it would save me a lot of time and probably be more recognizable for my children! LOL
Thanks,
Kelly
kellynrobbie@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would SO love to win this. I've been looking at timeline figures & book of centuries ideas for next year. Thanks for the info!

Kelly
kellylmcclung at hotmail dot com

Tricia Gann said...

Wonderful products. Would enjoy the timeline figures!

In Christ, Tricia Gann :)

Heather Turpin said...

wow, what a give away! We are homeschooling 4 children right now, plugging right along with an emphasis on Beechick and Charlotte Mason. These would work perfect for our setting. Thank you for posting it.

Heather
mhturpin96 at yahoo.com

Loving learning at Home said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. I have been looking for timeline figures. These are great!!!

griffinbellasmom at yahoo dot com

I am also now following you!

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to incorporating timelines next year in my homeschool... I would LOVE to win this!
Blessings,
Annette
netdrews@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to use the timeline figures on my timeline. My Daughter is in first grade and she is loving our timeline!
heidianderson@hotmail.com

Olga said...

Thank you for your post. I would like to get timeline figures for kids.
my email: ursust@yandex.ru
Olga

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