History Dates for our Timeline: Year 1

I've had several people ask me how I arrange our timeline cards and what do I determine to be the most important events, so I am posting the sheet that I refer to as I read Hillyer's Child's History of the World aloud. This is what we do for Year 1 of our curriculum. I hope this helps someone.

Term 1
Fall of Man
Sumer 4000BC
Menes (Narmer) 2500BC
Cheops (Khufu) 2000BC
Hammurabi 1800BC
Abraham 1800BC
Isaac 1750BC
Jacob 1700BC
Joseph 1700BC
Moses 1500BC
Judges 1300BC

Tutankhamen 1000BC

Term 2
David 1000BC
Solomon 970BC
The Kingdom Divides 920BC

Trojan War 900BC
Homer 800BC

Phoenicians 900BC
Lycurgus and Sparta 900BC
First Olympics 770BC

Founding of Rome 750BC
Jonah 770BC
Assyrians Rule (Nineveh) 700BC
Babylonians Rule 600BC
Persians Rule 540BC
Buddha of India 500BC
Confucius of China 500BC
Draco and Solon 500BC
Aesop 500BC

Term 3
Jews return home
& Temple is rebuilt (Cyrus) 540BC
End of Kings of Rome 500BC
Battle at Marathon 490BC
Queen Esther 480BC
Thermopylae & Salamis 480BC
Golden Age, Pericles 480BC
Nehemiah 440BC
Peloponnesian War 430BC
Socrates 400BC
Plato 380BC
Aristotle 350BC
Alexander the Great 330BC
Punic Wars (Carthage) 200BC
Maccabees Revolt 170 BC

Orange cards= Israel, Green cards= Egypt, Blue cards= Greece, Pink cards= Rome, White cards (black type) = Other

All dates are approximate and based on David Rohl's dating plan. (The Shearers of Greenleaf also recommend his dates) I don't write the dates on the timeline cards. I found that young children don't need them. The order of events is more important at this age, not the year. When we study history a second time around in the upper years, we add dates to individual century books.