Organizing for a Timeline
I’m very excited that the boys (and I) will be learning a timeline. Two years ago, we worked on memorizing a timeline with some friends, and it floored me how much kids can learn. My boys have always enjoyed learning to music – it is one of the more lasting ways I taught the boys our phone number – but it was very eye opening to see them memorize historical events in such a manner.
I’m not going to wax on about the beauty of Classical Conversations Timeline cards. No, they are not cheap ($22 a set and you’ll need all four sets for the entire timeline). But I’ve discovered they are pretty durable and have a lot of information on the backside so that I can expand on them during the week.
I knew I wanted to have our weekly set of 7 cards visible to help us with our memory work. It’s been years now since I had seen a blogger share her dining room/ school room CC display – gosh, I don’t think Pinterest was up and running yet – so I have no idea where I saw these ideas, but here’s my interpretation of a Timeline wall clip board:
Now, the boys and I can randomly remove a card from the display and sing our weekly timeline song, gradually learning the sequence of events. I’m thinking we might also have scavenger hunts around the house as we search for timeline cards under a couch or behind the TV. We can also mix them up and the re-order them correctly. I’m sure I’ll glean lots of ways we can learn our timeline in a fun way!
Tomorrow’s post: Organizing my Foundations Guide for Memory Work
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