World History Timeline Activity | Ancient History | Editable and Digital

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Literacy in Focus
Grade Levels
4th - 7th, Homeschool
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47 Printable Pages / 4 Digital Pages
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Printed and digitally added the information that was needed for each pennant. hung them in rows on my bulletin board. They came out great, great reference to use as we go through each unit.
I love this for letting the kids create their own timeline! :) Thank you as it works for ANY study and time period.


Focus on the major events in ancient history with this printable and digital timeline activity! Each pennant flag template highlights a major event from world history and the corresponding date. Students are required to provide a short summary and illustration of the event in the space provided. Two editable templates are also included for you to add your own events!

**This resource can be completed on paper or online with laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, or any device that supports Google Slides. The included Teacher's Guide includes access to the link that will allow you to make your own copy of the resource for use in Google Classroom/Google Drive.**


Major Events Checklist: A checklist with all the events and dates is included. The checklist can be used to assign students to specific events.

Blank Pennant Templates: Two editable pennant flag templates are included for use with additional dates or any other creative teaching ideas!

42 Major Ancient History Events Pennants: The full-page timeline templates can be completed by hand (using the PPT version) or digitally (using the Google slides version). 42 major events are included, making it a great for classroom decor, bulletin boards, or an end-of-the-unit activity! Each pennant flag is one page in size. The banner flags are ready to print (black and white) and include the following major events:

8000 Agricultural Revolution

Ancient Mesopotamia:

4000 BCE Sumer

3500 BCE Wheel

3400 BCE Cuneiform

2330 BCE Akkadian Empire

2100 BCE Ziggurat

1792 BCE Hammurabi

Ancient Egypt:

2550 BCE Great Pyramid

1473 BCE Hatshepsut

1333 BCE Tutankhamun

1279 BCE Ramses the Great

Ancient Israel:

1000 BCE King David

965 BCE Temple of Jerusalem

Ancient India:

3000 BCE Indus Valley

1500 BCE Vedas

563 BCE Siddhartha Gautama

500 BCE Buddhism

321 BCE Mauryan Empire

273 BCE Ashoka the Great

320 CE Gupta Empire

Ancient China:

1766 BCE Shang Dynasty

1046 BCE Zhou Dynasty

551 BCE Confucius

544 BCE Sun Tzu

221 BCE Shi Huangdi

206 BCE Han Dynasty

100 CE Paper

Ancient Greece:

776 BCE Olympic Games

500 BCE Democracy in Athens

499 BCE Greek & Persian Wars

447 BCE Parthenon

431 BCE Peloponnesian War

336 BCE Alexander the Great

Ancient Rome:

509 BCE Roman Republic

264 BCE Punic Wars

73 BCE Spartacus

44 BCE Caesar

27 BCE Roman Empire

6 CE Jesus

80 CE Colosseum

313 CE Edict of Milan

476 CE Fall of Rome


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47 Printable Pages / 4 Digital Pages
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