I was often frustrated by the lack of a clear, student/user friendly timeline so I decided to make one. This timeline can be used to provide a visual for the student to help comprehend how Africa has changed over the course of the centuries. The regions of West, East, Central, North and South Africa match the AP World Regions. This timeline immediately puts time into perspective and allows students to know the major empires of the region. Students often have difficulty identifying periods of time that know little about. This timeline can help students identify areas of need and focus on developing a deeper understanding in those areas.