Creating a Timeline

Creating a Timeline

Creating your first Timeline
Once you have created a timeline the whole process becomes familiar and easy. The Timeline Examples page will provide some more information for creating your first timeline. We would suggest that you choose an easy and familiar subject, requiring no research, when creating your first timeline. What could be easier than charting your own life for creating your first timeline? Or choose a member of your family or a close friend!
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Creating a Timeline
History Timelines of the US

Creating a Timeline
Creating a Timeline sounds daunting but is just a simple procedure. Creating a Timeline will provide a fast 'picture' of people and events which can be seen at a glance. Click the following link for over 50 samples of a timeline.

Creating a Timeline - Objectives for creating timelines
The aims and objectives for creating a timeline are as follows:

  • To present of a chronological sequence of related events along a drawn line
  • To enable the reader to quickly understand how each event might impact on another event in time
  • A fast 'snapshot' of time, people and events

Creating a Timeline - A vertical or horizontal timeline?
When creating a timeline first choose the type of line required

  • The timeline is usually created by drawing a line from left to right, or top to bottom
  • Creating a horizontal timeline - can be difficult as this type of timeline is limited by space ( width of page). Recommended for creating short span timelines
  • Creating a vertical timeline - Vertical timelines which are drawn from top to bottom, allow substantial in fact unlimited entries to be made. Check out the American History Timeline which has got hundreds entries!

Easy steps to Creating a Timeline
Easy steps to creating a timeline

  • Establish the total Time span you need to create
  • What is the start date of the timeline?
  • What is the end date of the timeline?
  • Establish the length of time required
  • Determine the style of line required i.e. horizontal or vertical timeline
  • Enter the most significant dates on the timeline and then provide facts and information of people or events which occurred on the specified date
  • The dates must be entered sequentially
  • Text should be clear and concise
  • Facts and information relating to dates should be easily located
  • When you are creating a Timeline a 'snapshot' of facts and information should be available at a quick glance

Timeline Example for Creating your first timeline

  1955Date of Birth: Born on December 30 Nicky O'Brien
Place of Birth : Dulwich, London
Parents: Father - Fred O'Brien
               Mother - Teresa Edwards
  1960Attended Parkside School 
  1970Graduated from Western High School 
Creating a Timeline

Timeline Examples
History Timelines provide fast facts and information about famous events in history as shown in Creating a Timeline. Major historical events or the lives of people can be easily arranged using the format shown in Creating a Timeline. Creating a Timeline is easy and a time line can illustrate how major events can be detailed by chronological, or date order, thus providing an actual sequence of past events. All historical events and the key dates during the lives of famous or important people can be illustrated easily using the format used in creating a timeline. Using this method of presentation provides fast information via a time line format which highlights the key dates and major historical significance in a fast information format. Specific information can be seen at a glance when Creating a Timeline with concise and accurate details in text format. The chronologies of famous people, places and events can be easily and accurately detailed in the format used in Creating a Timeline.

Creating a Timeline

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