This timeline activity gives students the opportunity to create their own timelines and determine where events fall relative to each other. This activity is perfect for interactive notebooks and does not require any handouts or copies. Students use notebook paper along with digital devices or larger projection screen to complete assignment.
The events included in this assignment are:
1. The Western Roman Empire falls, but the Eastern Empire survives
2. The Eastern Roman empire is referred to as the Byzantine Empire from this date
forward by modern historians
3. Justinian rules the Byzantine Empire
4. The Hagia Sophia is completed
5. The Byzantines send missionaries to spread Christianity in Russia
6. The Byzantines break away from the Catholic Church and start the Orthodox
7. The Byzantine Empire falls to the Ottoman Turks
1. notebook paper setup sample
2. very detailed and illustrated directions
3. seven key events about the Byzantine Empire
4. an example timeline
5. answer key
Additional Materials Needed
a classroom set of rulers
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