Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Amazing History Timeline

I went to Sam's yesterday and found a resource I am so excited about. Someone on the Well Trained Mind message board had posted about it weeks ago, but I could not find it back then. It is a fabulous history timeline. Adams Synchronological Chart or Map of History is amazing! It is listed online for $90 but I found it at my local Sams for under $25. It is a bound timeline that unfolds accordion style (I think it is about 21 feet long!) and it charts history, synchronizing what is going on in the various parts of the world beginning with creation and continuing on through the 1870's when it was first published. My son has already spent a good deal of time pouring over it, and I am loving it too. It is especially great to see connections like the lives of Adam, Methuselah and Noah visually. Yes, I knew many of them lived for 900+ years, but to see that visually is amazing. It allows me to really envision Adam giving a firsthand account of the history of creation, the fall and other events down through the centuries. In fact, I love it so much, I am considering getting a second copy so I can cut one out and post it on the wall, and leave the other one bound in the book! What a great treasure this is for those studying chronological history and trying to make all the connections.


Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

Hey - get me one if you see it! I'll pay you to ship it to me! Sounds fabulous! (I'll go check my Sams, too) We're making one of our own like that- it's on the wall, but the pages can be folded accordian-style and put in a notebook when we're done. It would be so nice to see one already done!

Erin said...

This is also available on Amazon for about the same price: