History Odyssey Timeline

History Odyssey Timeline

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Item #: 039403
ISBN: 9780979849657
Grades: 5-12

Product Description:

This beautifully designed timeline package is designed to accompany the History Odyssey program and includes four timelines: Ancients (6000 BCE - AD 500), Middle Ages (AD 500 - 1600), Early Modern (AD 1600 - 1850) and Modern Times (AD 1850 - Present Day). Although timelines are blank for the student to record events, they are printed in full-color and feature small graphics sprinkled here and there. To keep entries organized, each timeline is divided into seven category sections including: Men & Women, Inventions & Discoveries, Wars & Conflicts, Eras & Dynasties, Art & Literature, General Events, and Treaties/Agreements. Each timeline is five feet in length, features evenly spaced date lines, and can be displayed on a wall or hole-punched and placed into a binder. An optional Prehistory Timeline is also available if you would like to add a segment covering 2 million BCE to 7000 BCE (item #39409) Also, the optional timeline sticker pack is still available (#42770) which features 200 black-and-white stickers of famous people and events from 6000 BCE to present day.
Category Description for History Odyssey Timelines:

Although you can create a timeline yourself using nothing more than some paper, tape and a pen, you might want to consider these attractive, full-color timelines. Created for History Odyssey, they can be used with any history program and would make a very nice timeline to use and even display. The core product is the History Odyssey Timeline which includes four 5 timelines in one package covering 6000 BCE to Present Day. The timelines include Ancient (6000 BCE to 500 AD), Middle Ages, (AD 500 to 1600), Eary Modern (AD 1600 to 1850) and Modern (AD 1850 to Present Day). Timelines are printed in full-color and feature evenly spaced date lines. To keep entries organized, there are seven category "rows" printed on the left-hand side of the timeline, including: Art & Literature, Men & Women, Inventions & Discoveries, Wars & Conflicts, Eras & Dynasties, General Events, and Treaties/Agreements. Timelines come accordion-folded, so you can unfold and mount on your wall, or hole-punch and place in a binder.

An optional Prehistory timeline is also available, which spans 2 million BCE to 7000 BCE. This is designed like the above-mentioned timelines and can be easily placed prior to the Ancients segment. Another addition is the Timeline Sticker Pack. Available in Black and White or Color. Both include 200 stickers of famous people and events from 6000 BCE to Present Day. The Color version is beautifully detailed in full color. While many stickers are the same, the Color packet includes some updated figures. Contact us for details. Use with the History Odyssey or a timeline of your choosing. Stickers measure 1"x 1.5".




Category Description for History Odyssey:

Imagine a classically-based history course where your child reads great history books and period-related literature, keeps a running timeline of the period studied, writes outlines and summaries of important people and events, completes history-related map work, and does all of this without extensive planning on mom's part. Although it may sound too good to be true, luckily for you it's not! Author Kathleen Desmarais has done an awesome job of combining an excellent variety of resources and activities and presenting it all in a very straight-forward, professional way that takes the stress of lesson planning off of you and puts the accountability and expectations squarely on your history student.

History Odyssey is basically a series of study guides, with one guide covering one era of history (Ancients, Middle Ages, Early Modern, or Modern) in one year. There are three levels to the program, so if you completed the whole series, you would cycle through world history three times - once in elementary, once in middle school, and once in high school education. The first level is intended for grades 1-4, the second level for grades 5-8, and the third level for grades 9-12. There will be twelve guides when the series is complete; currently, there are still several guides in production. The guides are loose-leaf and 3-hole punched, designed to be placed in a binder. You'll probably want a thick one; students will be adding a lot of material!

Although the same eras in history are covered in each level, the expectations on the student become more sophisticated, following the classical education progression. In Level 1 (the grammar stage), students are encouraged to approach history as a great story as they read (or are read to) and complete map work, History Pockets activities, copywork, and coloring pages. This level will require more attention from the parent than the two upper levels. Depending on the reading ability of the child, some reading selections may need to be read aloud or read together. There will also be copies to make and supplies to gather for each lesson. Level 2 (the logic stage) introduces the timeline, outlining as a writing skill, research, and independent writing assignments. Students are expected to read all assignments on their own, and critical thinking and analysis are emphasized through the assignments. Parental involvement should be reduced at this level, as parents should be only checking the quality of each day's work and making sure that it has all been done. By Level 3 (the rhetoric stage), students will be reading much more demanding history selections (including classic literature) and will be writing plenty of expository, descriptive, narrative and persuasive essays. Research, timeline work, and map work are continued from Level 2 but are more in-depth at this level. For each level, history, geography, and writing are strongly represented. Although the writing practice is extensive, you will probably want to be using a separate course in English and writing.

Now that you're familiar with the basics of the course, let's look at the lessons. Lessons are presented to the student in a checklist-type format. All assignments, including reading, timeline, writing, and others are listed for each lesson with a box to check when the task is complete. In Level 1, lessons are structured a bit differently, in that there is some parent preparation (highlighted in gray), a "main lesson" of assignments, and then several "additional activities" listed. Lessons typically include a mix of readings from resource books, map work, timeline work (in the upper two levels), and writing assignments/copywork to be added to the student's master binder. Exceptions may be lessons which ask the student to begin reading a required book. In this case, a recommended time frame is given in which the book should be read, and follow-up writing assignments may be listed. Occasionally websites may be listed to check out more information, but these are not absolutely necessary to the course if you are not able to visit them. Following the lessons, you'll find worksheets referred to in the lessons, outline maps used in map activities, and several appendices. Although the guide is not reproducible, the author does give permission to copy the maps and worksheets for your family's use only.

There are several important aspects of this course. First of all, with the exception of Level 1, there is little parent preparation. A "Letter to Parents" at the beginning of the guide explains the course, while the "How to Use This Guide" lists required resources and other necessary supplies, describes the organization of the student's binder, and briefly discusses several aspects of the program. For the upper two levels, parents will be primarily making sure the necessary books and resources are on hand and ensuring that each lesson's work has been done and is complete. This leads to my next point, which is that at the end of this course, the student will not have "completed a workbook," but will have compiled their own meaty notebook with all their work from the course. Instruction is given at the very beginning of the course on how to organize the student's notebook, and from that point on, the student will be putting all of their work into the binder. The binder will be not only a tremendous keepsake but a collection of all work done in the course. Finally, the timeline is a very important tool used in Levels 2 and 3 of History Odyssey. This can be made by you, or you may choose to purchase Pandia Press's very attractive Classical History Timeline, which is described below. Events and people studied are added to the timeline throughout the course, and when they're finished with the guide, the timeline can be folded up and included in the student's binder.

One bonus to the course is that they use well-known resources and literature that you may already own! Level 1 heavily uses Story of the World books, A Child's History of the World and History Pockets. My sample of Middle Ages Level 2 lists the Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Story of Mankind, Usborne Internet-Linked Viking World, The Door in the Wall, Tales from Shakespeare, Beowulf: A New Telling, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Castle (by David Macaulay), The Canterbury Tales, and many more. Check out the lists of resources beneath each History Odyssey Guide below - I'm sure you'll see many familiar


Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
5
Grade End
12
ISBN
9780979849657
Format
Other
Brand Name
Pandia Press
Weight
0.5 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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I was looking for a timeline to use for my younger children. I am not familiar with this company but this timeline looks amazing. I also ordered the companion Sticker Pack. I love the ideas of just pulling off a sticker from the sheet and adding it to the timeline!!
Kristy Y on Feb 20, 2021
Assist in homeschooling history
Corissa R on Sep 18, 2020
I was looking for a timeline to use for my younger children. I am not familiar with this company but this timeline looks amazing. I also ordered the companion Sticker Pack. I love the ideas of just pulling off a sticker from the sheet and adding it to the timeline!!
Kristy Y on Feb 20, 2021
school project that included science and literature
Laura B on Jan 27, 2021
Assist in homeschooling history
Corissa R on Sep 18, 2020
Our student liked the layout, we liked the accordion styling that we can hang or put away if need be. This timeline has been popular since we homeschooled our older children ten years ago, and it continues to be rated highly for quality and durability.
Tina W on Sep 3, 2020
we could make this at home but this seems convenient to go along with history odyssey curriculum
Carmen F on Aug 4, 2020
I wanted a nice looking timeline for my Mystery of History timeline.
Rachel T on Sep 17, 2019
Like the idea of an accordian style organized way of understanding the historical eras and learning the timeline.
Felba L on Sep 16, 2019
The Class Required It.
Teddy L on Sep 9, 2019
Because the shipping was cheaper here than on Pandia Press.
Andrea B on Sep 5, 2019
We found wall timelines too difficult to keep up on the wall (kept falling off) and hope this will work better for us. We plan to use it with Story of the World.
Sharon H on Aug 28, 2019
We are looking forward to starting our timelines!
Rachelle on Mar 18, 2019
Home-school curriculum to help order multi-subject information chronologically
Cindy P on Aug 31, 2018
Have used this program the last 2 years and love it
Hailey A on Jul 18, 2018
Required for our program
Stacey R on Jan 16, 2018
My kids two older kids (ages 8 and 6) absolutely loved listening to the entirety of SOTW as an audiobook and now they want to go back through and do all the timeline and map work and this seemed like a good choice for the timeline.
Theresa S on Oct 20, 2017
homeschool
Catania L on Sep 17, 2017
I've been searching for a timeline that I can put on the wall to use with our history program. We will add to it as we cover people and events throughout history.
Juli S on Sep 1, 2017
We need a timeline for History Odyssey Level 2
Lana R on Aug 23, 2017
part of teaching plan
Colleen S on Aug 22, 2017
For our timeline studies in History
Christina H on Aug 12, 2016
I've used the History Odyssey Level One series for my son and he really enjoyed those stories and activities.
Kimberly R on Jul 25, 2016
I've picked this timeline (and the stickers that go with it) to accompany our Homeschool study of The Story of the World, volume 1. I think we'll be able to add to it and use it for a few years.
Rose A on Nov 3, 2015
school project that included science and literature
Laura B on Jan 27, 2021
Our student liked the layout, we liked the accordion styling that we can hang or put away if need be. This timeline has been popular since we homeschooled our older children ten years ago, and it continues to be rated highly for quality and durability.
Tina W on Sep 3, 2020
Hello, could you please tell me how thick the paper is? If I hang it on drywall, will we be able to write on it smoothly with pen? How sturdy is it? Thanks so much!
User on Aug 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I cannot give an exact thickness, but it is well made. My kids have used this timeline successfully on the wall and have had no problems using a pen. It's pretty sturdy, comparable to a wall map. It may wrinkle or tear if little hands get to it. Otherwise, we have had no issues and are happy with our purchase. Hope that helps!
HI there, is this a sectarian item, or published by a sectarian publisher?
A shopper on Aug 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: History Odyssey is a secular program, and the publisher, Pandia Press, is also secular. If you are looking for a sectarian program, you will probably not be happy with it. While religion is covered, it is done so through the lens of history (rather than history being discussed through the lens of religion) and all religions are discussed at their relevant points in history.
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Nice set of timelines!
Very sturdy with plenty of room to write in dates. I like how it folds out as well as folds up with little effort. Would recommend getting the coordinating stickers.
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