This is a tutorial on how to help students keep track of events that occur in history, I believe the best way to remember events would be to make a time line.
Time lines can be used for numerous things such as:
Chronologically arrange past events.
- Innovations in science between 1800 and 2000 – World history -
Represent a person’s life history.
- Depiction of life events along with historical time periods or local events -
Map historic events and time periods.
- History of the universe – Theory of evolution – Geologic time.
Plot History on a Line
- Decide what the timeline will show: personal events, big political events, events related to a geographic area, randomly chosen events, and so on. How will you choose which events to include and exclude?
- Make a list of events that you wish to put on your timeline.
- Research and note the specific dates when the events that you wish to include occurred. It is a good idea to note your source(s), too, so that you can return later and verify the dates, if necessary.
- List the events in a chronology, a sequence of earliest to latest.
- Calculate the number of segments that your timeline will have.
- Draw a line and divide it into the number of equal segments that you figure you will need.
- Using the chronology that you made of events and dates, figure out where they would fall on your timeline. How will you mark and label them?