Book of Centuries

Book of Centuries A Visual Timeline Because Connections Must Be Seen to Be Understood


A Visual Book of Centuries

Unlike other Books of Centuries, the Living Streams Book of Centuries features the visual timeline your child must see to make connections between people, places, eras, and events.

One Book to Cover Years of Education

Throughout their education this book will serve as your child’s chronicle of their discoveries in history, geography, music, art, literature, science, and math. As the years progress, the “Aha!” moments will multiply, and history will become an intriguing and beloved subject.

This book will become a treasured keepsake.

View Page by Page or Unfold History

With this distinctive folding timeline book, students can turn the pages to record what they are studying or unfold the book to see how everything they have studied chronologically fits into the archives of history.

How to Use This Unique Timeline Book

Using a ruler, draw a tick above and below the main line in the appropriate place between the time periods, write the date below the line, label your entry at the end of the line above the main line, and then make a sketch and use watercolor, premium pencils or markers to shade your entry ~ alternatively, you can paste a timeline figure or printed picture to represent the entry.

When choosing how far to extend the line above the main line, it is recommended that you begin with an inch above the mainline. As the years progress, and more entries are made in or near the same year, you’ll continue to extend your line further up one inch at a time. This leaves room for new entries to be made as more is learned and discovered about each time period.


Understanding the Time Segments

To conserve paper and to ensure the book is a manageable size, the centuries with fewer events in recorded history are condensed into larger time segments. In the centuries where a great deal of history is known and recorded, more space is made between the centuries to allow for a greater number of entries. For example, at the beginning of recorded history, the tick marks are 500 years apart, and then 250 years apart. As the years lead up to Christ’s birth, they eventually divide into 25-year time segments.