This is a great tool to incorporate non-fiction texts and writing prompts into your day. I designed this for our 3rd grade class but it could be used in any number of grades. I cut out the fun facts and made a bulletin board that will continue to grow all year with us as we progress! You can use the link http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/This-Day-In-History-Timeline-Bulletin-Board-904250 to see how I designed it.
There is also a version that is student-ready which will be available in my store shortly, when it's ready the link will be up.