This can be printed for each student, or the student can freehand draw it into their student comp book.
I use this as the precursor to a unit (similar to a KWL chart) or as a system for students to store their notes in during a PowerPoint/slideshow presentation. You could create one of these for each number that is significant to the TEKs is some way (ie; 1607, 1619, 1620, 1776, 1787, Sept. 17, July 4, April 1865, etc.), or really anytime you are attempting to get the student to recall a specific date/year. The students can either write their notes inside or outside the numbers.
Use as a KWL chart, have the students provide words (no more than 3 words at a time) that are associated to that particular year/date. For example: 1607 notes would have John Smith, starvation time, Powhatan tribe, Pocahontas, John Rolfe, tobacco, looking for gold, etc. These words are to help students recall particular words associated with that particular date.
Use to store notes during a presentation, students could write complete sentences or bullet points. It could help your lower level students to focus their notes throughout the lesson (are the notes that I am writing, relevant to this particular date).