Several weeks ago I was in need of a timeline for my children that would be engaging and easy to use. My friend Eryn suggested the Big Book of History and it was exactly what I was looking for! The pages unfold into a 15-foot long timeline. So my children are able to read it either as a book or unfold it to capture a glimpse of major world events in time from creation to 2007. (Also available as individual panels you can hang on the wall).
The timeline is divided into four sections which are color coded: Biblical/Christianity, World Events, Inventions/Technology, and Civilizations/Empires.
I love that we can find different developments in history easily, based on this key.
The pictures and illustrations are bright and very engaging.
It captures my non-and early readers so they are intrigued to ask me questions about what went on during that time.
The ages listed for this are 7-12, but my 4-year has shown great interest in learning the facts based on the attractive pictures.
This is an awesome resource for every home, not only homeschoolers. It is a wonderful tool for getting a good perspective on time while learning history - especially if you cannot always learn it in order.
Although Master Books sent me a copy, I also bought a copy and gave it to a friend.
I'm also going to buy a copy to give away to one of you as well. Woot!
All you need to do is leave a comment sharing what your favorite era in history is. Be sure to leave an email address.
U.S. residents only (sorry!)
Winner will be chosen a week from today (announced next Wednesday).