Monday, August 31, 2009

A timeline of World History

We put our first timeline figure on our timeline! The girls were so excited! For our studies in history, we made a simple timeline for our wall next to our large world map. The timeline figures came with our curriculum. Below is a list of the figures (people or era) we will be studying throughout the year.

BC Figures

3500-3300 BC Tower of Babel
3500-2500 BC Sumer
3100 BC Menes, first Egyptian King
2005 BC Jacob & Esau
1400s BC Jericho destroyed by God
1400s BC Exodus
1400s BC Joshua
1250 BC Trojan War
1200 BC Ruth
1190 BC Philistines rule eastern Mediterranean
1175 BC Samson
1170-612 BC Assyrian Civilization
1055 BC King David
704-681 BC Sennacherib rules
669-626 BC Assur-bani-pal builds library
605-652 BC Nebuchadnezzar
600 BC The Code of Draco
563-483 BC Gautama Buddha founds Buddhism
551-479 BC Confucius
539 BC Fall of Babylon
539 BC Cyrus conquers Babylon
509 BC Rome becomes a republic
500-331 BC Cyrus founds the Persian Empire
479-431 BC Greek Golden Age
469-399 BC Socrates
447 BC The Parthenon is built
444 BC Nehemiah
431-404 BC Peloponnesian Wars
384-322 BC Aristotle
356-323 BC Alexander the Great
264-241 BC First Punic War
200 BC Silk route west begins
100-44 BC Julius Caesar
70-19 BC Virgil

AC Figures
753 BC-AD 476 Rome
27 BC-AD 476 Imperial Rome
500 BC-AD 220 Ancient China
4 BC- AD 29 Jesus Christ
AD 36 Stephen, the first martyr, stoned to death
AD 79 Mount Vesuvius destroys Pompeii
AD 250-900 Mayans
AD 285-337 Constantine makes Christianity the state religion of Rome
AD 325 Consrantine called the Counsil of Nicaea
AD 476 Western Rome fell
AD 476-1453 Middle Ages
AD 480-547 Benedict starts order of monks
AD 570-632 Mohammed
AD 622 Islam begins
AD 732 Battle of Poitiers “Tours”
AD 1000 Vikings discover America
AD 1066 Battle of Hastings (or the Norman Conquest)
00's Figures
522-485 Darius rules Persia
742-814 Charlemagne forms a new Roman Empire

1100-1897 Kingdom of Benin
1162-1227 Genghis Khan
1170-1827 Ludwig Beethoven
1191-1868 Samurai warriors
11th, 12th, & 13th Centuries Crusades

1212 Children's Crusade
1215 The Magna Carta
1215-1294 Kublai Khan
1220 Incan Civilization begins
1254-1324 Marco Polo

1337-1453 Hundred Years' War
13th Century Mongols
1300s-1600s European Renaissance

1412-1431 Joan of Arc
1440 Johann Gutenberg invents printing press
1451-1506 Christopher Columbus
1452-1519 Leonardo da Vinci
1453 Muslims conquer Constantinople
1460-1521 Juan Ponce de Leon seeks the Fountain of Youth
1466-1520 Aztec Emperor, Montezuma II
1475-1564 Michelangelo
1475-1517 Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean
1485-1547 Hernando Cortes conquers the Aztec Empire
1491-1547 King Henry VIII
1497 Vasco da Gama sails to India
1497 John Cabot sails to North America
14th Century Black Death kills one-third of Europe's population

1517 Martin Luther launches the Protestant Reformation
1519-1522 Magellan leads circumnavigation of the globe
1531-1533 Francisco Pizarro conquers the Incan Empire
1558-1603 Queen Elizabeth I rules England
1564-1616 William Shakespeare
1588 British Navy destroys Spanish Armada
1590 Sir Walter Raleigh founds the first unsuccesful colony in America

1607 Jamestown established
1618-1648 Thirty Years' War
1638-1715 Louis XIV
1672-1725 Peter the Great
1685-1750 Bach

1712-1786 Frederick the Great
1756-1791 Mozart
1750 Industrial Revolution begins
1770 Captian James Cook discovers Australia
1775-1783 The American Revolutionary War
1789-1799 The French Revolution
1794-1858 Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry opens Japan to trade

1815 Wellington defeats Napoleon at Waterloo
1819-1901 Queen Victoria
1820-1910 Florence Nightingale
1853-1856 Crimean War
1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War
1883 Krakotoa erupts
1899-1902 British-Boer War

1902-1970 Gladys Aylward
1912 Titanic Sinks
1917-1920 The Russian Revolution
1943 Hill of Fire (Paricutin) explodes
1950-1953 Korean War
1982 Joanne Shetler dedicates Balango New Testament

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