This is a list of historical summaries that I read aloud when I play a timeline of music of the periods I study with my 4th graders in South Carolina as we study Social Studies throughout the year. I use a printed timeline in students' notebooks that ranges from the Ice Age to Reconstruction after the Civil War. I also included space as my 16th event so that students could think of the future.
I play the different songs related to each time period from a playlist saved on my iPhone. I have chosen sixteen (16) major topics that we study. Through discussion and me pausing the music to give them clues, the students then write these time periods in chronological order on the lines provided.
I also have a sample timeline and another document with an actual playlist of songs that can be played aloud over speakers for students. These other two items are sold separately in my TpT store.