timeline

What has an illustrated historical timeline got to do with Einstein's relativistic spacetime? Well, the very charms and constraints of teaching history go through the sharp edge of spacetime. Surprised?

Ten events spanning the history of the universe organized by powers of ten.

History is concerned with lives, events, situations and developments in time and through time. So chronology is central to its understanding. It helps children understand key concepts such as change and causation. In order to understand big questions in History children need to establish in their own minds a chronology of events to help them make connections between them and see their wider implication in their study of History. However, very little time is spent in developing in children, a good sense of time.

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