I finished an accordian style timeline that we will use for our history studies this year. I don't have much wall space and I wanted something that could be folded and put away easily. This is what I decided on.
Since most of the history we will study this year is American History and ranges from the 1400's to present day, I used one piece of cardstock for each century from 1400 to 2000. I was pretty bothered with the timeline not being "to scale" but oh well. Otherwise, we would have had a timeline that stretched A---L---L around our house.
Part of the other reason I used one page per century on this timeline is because when we're done this year, I wanted to be able to cut it apart insert the completed pages in our Book of Centuries, which I've not used to date and plan to use when the girls are a little older. I read somewhere that conceptually it was harder for children to understand dates and times in a book. That is why I put the timeline with the current century highlited in red up at the top. But for now I will follow the "rules" and do a full fledged timeline. If you're interested and want the publisher file for the Book of Centuries just leave a comment with your email and I will email it to you. I can't upload that one to Scrib'd because it is a Publisher file. Sigh...
Back to the timeline...here it is all nice and neatly folded, ready to go for our first day next Monday!