Back-of-the-Door World Time Line

Due to a recent move, we had less wall space in the school room than before so we couldn't put up our world time line on the wall as we did in previous years. We decided to attach the cards to poster board (with non-waterproof glue stick) and place the time line behind the door. This picture shows three years of history study recorded horizontally and there is still room for the last year. It has worked out beautifully.

If you choose to use this format with very young children, I suggest beginning at the bottom of the door and working your way upwards. I think the string wall time line is still the best way to go because it gives a simple visual chronological flow for the young child, but if wall space is limited, this could do in a pinch.

one step at a time...