Time for Time Lines

 

                1. Put the heading: Timelines on a new page in your book.
    Under the heading write out each of the following and explain what each one stands for:
  (Google 'timeline terms' for help, you will find sites like these two:
        http://quatr.us/bc.htm
        http://www.worldtimezone.com/wtz-names/wtz-bc-ad.html​ )
  a) BC
b) AD
c) CE
d) BCE
 
2. How many years are there in each of the following:  (Google the terms if you are not sure.)
  a) Decade
b) Century
c) Millennium
 
3. a) If 50 AD is in the first Century AD, in what Century AD is the year 110 AD?
         (The timeline above will help you)
    b) 250AD is in what Century AD?
c) 1995 is in what Century AD?
d) 2010 is in what Century AD?
e) In what Century BC is the Year 250BC?
4. Explain where would you place this picture    on the following timeline? Who does the baby represent?

  5. According to the above timeline, approximately when did the Viking Age begin and end?
6. Write out the following five points in your book:
 
 

         Neolithic - Stone Age ( 3000 - 1800 BC )

         The Bronze & Iron Age ( 1800 - 600 BC )

         The Romans (600 BC - 410 AD)
 

         The Dark Ages ( 410 AD - 1066 AD )

         The Middle Ages - 1066 - 1485

 

7. Print off the following timeline worksheet. Then paste in the pictures, and write in the information asked for.
 
       Print Timeline Worksheet
     Use Google 'image' search to find the small pictures you need.
     Use the information on this page or this bbc web site to find the information you need:
     http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/timeline/timeline.shtml
 
 
  a) Write on the time line when the following periods were: 'Dark Ages', 'The Roman Empire' and 'The Viking Age'.
b) Mark on your time line the year the ancient Roman General Julius Caesar was assassinated.
    (Click the diamonds to find out, on the time lines on the above bbc site)
c) Mark on your time line the year of Battle of Hastings, during the Anglo-Saxon times in England.
d) Show on your time line when the first steam train was built in England during the Victorian Age.
e) Mark on your time line the year World War I started.
 

  8. Print out this page of pictures. Cut out each picture and paste it on your time-line page.
    From each picture draw a line to the approximate date on the time-line, where that character or
artefact (pictured) was first used. Use the Internet to find out when.
    (Or copy and paste the images digitally.)
                                                           
                  
  9.Working with a partner, use the internet to find and read some different definitions of the term 'chronology'.
    Then together write out what you think the term means.
 
  10. Print out  this page. Cut out the objects shown and then paste them in your book in the correct chronological order starting with the oldest. Write the name for the object under each picture.
 
   (Optional extension questions)
11.
If you represented the whole history of time on our planet as just one hour, how many minutes ago did modern man appear? (See diagrams below.)
12. What were Trilobites and how many years ago did they live on the planet? How do we know what they looked like?
      Draw and colour a Trilobite in your book.

  
   
 








 

 

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