Timelines are a great way to remember major facts about a civilization and to make connections between different civilizations. This project is a great way to introduce a unit or units on the Classical Civilizations (Greece, Rome, Persia, India, China). The students create a class timeline that will be posted in the classroom. Depending on how many students, you can customize the project so that students work in groups or individually. They can focus on one civilization or all. There are many ways to customize this project to fit your needs as an introductory project for the entire class to show the scope and sequence of these civilizations as well as show how they formed around the same time.
When printed, identify the events by civilization by gluing the events on the same color background. This could also be put on a bulletin board!