One method used in KS2 to help children to understand history is the timeline. Timelines are a listing of events, such as historical periods, which can make history much easier to understand.
When we make a listing of events in order we are creating a timeline. Timelines are used to show the time relationships between different events and different periods in history. They help us to understand the time frame between events. It can be difficult to imagine the length of time between the Ancient Egyptians and the Middle Ages but a timeline makes it easier. But its not just really old events and historical periods that can be put on a timeline. You might make a personal timeline listing important things that have happened in your life or a family timeline showing your own family's history.
This quiz tests your knowledge of being able to understand how to read a timeline.