Free shipping on USA orders over $95!
I was all set to look at History Through the Ages when I happened upon this page. Can someone give me some recommendations? We’ve not kept up a timeline well at all and I’d really like to get on the ball with this. I just did not know there were so many choices!
Too many choices foil us homeschoolers every day! LOL
OK. I really think, for one thing, that these are all pretty good products. It just depends on what you like as a look, what you plan to do with the figures, and your finances. I’ve done Timelines ETC, the Geography Matters set, had Sonlight, and finally settled on the History Through the Ages CD. I’ve also tried to make my own by printing computer images or cutting pictures out of old encyclopedias.
OK. First off, what “look” do you like the best? I have nothing against the more cartoony looking figures, except the fact that I just prefer the more “classical art” look. So, although I do have a set of Timelines Etc. still, I just don’t use them as much. I’ve never had the Konos ones, but they just aren’t as visually appealing to me either. But if you like them better, that should help you settle on one.
The Geography Matters ones worked really nice on a wall timeline–they have different borders and colors for different types of figures. That kind of gave us a nice visual look on a wall timeline. But in our notebooks, I really wanted just a figure—we have some really full pages, and the ones in a “box” are harder to trim down–like the Geography Matters and Hold That Thought sets. So I kept leaning toward History Through the Ages. I bought a pack of the ancient ones first, but I was always wanting the figure in the MIDDLE of the page, and for some reason I had a hard time resizing them to the size I wanted for our notebooks. I finally did purchase the sets on CD, and I love them! It was pricey—if finances are a big deal then you might want to look at the Hold That Thought which seems to be a better “bargain” –but I have a CD full of searchable, resizable images with a very classic look, that we can print just the ones we want, just the size we want, and squeeze them into our pages.
So I don’t know what is most important for you, but that is how I decided what we like best.
Oh, and they also “size up” to make really nice coloring-page size figures for the littlest ones.
I agree with Michelle on the HTA. I love the classical art look to them. Plus you can not only print for century books but you can print off for coloring for younger ones.
oooh, that sounds like it is very versatile. Thank you, I’ll start saving.
I totally agree about Homeschool in the Woods CDs. I got my set this year. It’s FANTASTIC to have almost any timeline figure right at your fingertips and available for whatever type of application you want — minibooks for lapbooking or for notebook pages.
It’s something you’ll use for an entire HS career.cherylramirezParticipant
I’m jumping on the HTA bandwagon! I ordered that for this school “year” and I love it! It’s worth every penny, I hope you get it! I have the Hold That Thought cd set, but I find the HTA much more versatile. Hold That Thought is a good product for what id does offer however. They are also classically drawn and there re a lot of extras on the cds too.
Okay! Okay! I’m sold!! Curriculum budget shows up in April and I’m THERE!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Okay I’ve been reading you thoughts on History Through the Ages, and I’m very interested in this product! It sounds like something my younger ones would really enjoy. Tell me more.
Fist of all there are 2 disks. The first one has 1200+ timeline figures, plus extras. They are one size only and come, I think, 9 or so figures on the page, you just cut out what you need and save the rest. They fit nicely in a “notebook” type timeline. The second cd is where you get to play. The same 1200+ figures are there plus extras, BUT, you can pick and choose which figures you need: choose 1 or 12, and only the ones you want. You can copy and paste these into a word document and make them any size you want: a full page, 1/2 a page 1″ square, it’s up to you. (Talk about a run-on sentence!!)
The figures on the 2nd CD also come in two sizes to start with: wall-chart size and notebook size. Plus, they come with or without text, so you can just use what’s there or delete and write your own journaling in your timeline book.
One thing I like to do with mine is to copy and paste a certain figure of someone we are presently studying and paste it onto a blank word document, add lines and ask my dd to write a super short narration of what she learned about this particular person. We just finished studying the industrial revolution and I copied and pasted 4 or 5 people and made a worksheet titled” Industrial Revolutionaries” with an industrial looking border around the paper and pasted the people with lines and asked her to write a short summary on them. You can also make coloring sheets for the little ones so they can participate too.
One idea I just thought of is to make “conncentration cards”. Make two of every person in the category you are studying. Then run them off on cardstock and you can play a memory game with them by turning over 2 cards at a time until you get matches.
I’m sure other ladies will have suggestions too. Can you tell I’m excited about this?SteffanieGMember
That sounds like so much fun. What a great tool to help the kids learn!! Thanks for the info.
- The topic ‘Now I’m confused…Timeline figures’ is closed to new replies.