A vintage reproduction of this famous illustrated time-line of earth history first published in 1871. The fold-out chart features detailed, full-color drawings of various stages of history, from Adam and Eve to the late 19th century, with handwritten commentary throughout.
Perfect for educational settings or Sunday school walls, the 21 full-size panels make it an unique resource and an easy way to learn. Children and adults alike will be fascinated by the gorgeous illustrations that are woven throughout the time-line, creating an intricate and uniquely synchronized visual map of the ages.
Discover ancient cultures like the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and more! Delight in the mysterious Seven Wonders of the World and learn where they once stood. Get the big picture of history and how it falls in line with a biblical world view! Have a virtual library conveniently at your fingertips with the incomparable Adam’s Chart of History - get your copy today!
Who were the first navigators?
Who was the Emperor of China during the reign of Solomon?
What kinds of alphabets were used in the ancient world?
What advances in mathematics were being made while Nebuchadnezzar was reigning?
How much was a Bible worth in 1440 A.D.?
Time-line includes detailed biblical history
Ancient history (including Greek and Roman)
Inventions, Discoveries, and Events
European and American early history, and many other details
Based on Archbishop James Ussher’s classic work, The Annals of the World.
21 full-colored panels, large format time-line that is easy to read. Nothing on the market in this size.
Starts with creation at 4004 B.C. and goes to 1870 and our 19th President, R.B. Hayes.
Ultimate Timeline of History Review by Learning Table
What did you think of this book?
Adam's Synchronological Chart or Map of History is our favorite timeline resource in our homeschool. It is huge, with 21 foldout panels (13" x 28" each). First published in 1871 by S. C. Adams, this timeline book starts with biblical creation and goes to 1870. Based on Ussher's Annals of the World, Adams created this timeline so that students would be able to use these "mind pictures" to form connections with history. Adam's timeline includes events, people, the flow of nation states, inventions, books, and architecture. As time moves forward, the colored lines increase, offering more and more information about the advancement of civilization.
Adams Synchronological Chart comes with two guides.
One is a key written by Adams that provides descriptions and additional background information about the details of the timeline. This booklet is helpful to me as a teacher, because I can consult it to answer my kids' questions or to learn a little more about the portion of the timeline we are studying to provide enrichment to my lessons.
The other resource is a teacher's guide, which is vital both to understanding the timeline and to using it for homeschool history lessons. The teacher's guide contains hands-on activities, teaching tips, discussion questions, additional overview of the timeline that explains the numerous additional features, and reproducible tests.
Our favorite way to use Adams Synchronological Chart is to spread it out on the floor, folding out the panels for the time period we want to discover. In addition to using the timeline for history studies, I also use it for literature, science, and even fine arts lessons. An example of how the timeline crosses subjects is the 19th panel (A. D. 1300-1600), which includes:
Inventions: the mariner's compass, gunpowder, air guns and muskets, playing cards, chimneys and window glass, pumps, the first watch, cannon, hand cannon, Gutenberg's press, the spinning wheel.
Wickliffe's Bible and the Bishop's Bible
St. Peter's at Rome
Joan of Arc
Sir Edward Coke
King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella
Henry VIII breaking with the Catholic Church
The War of the Roses
Spain's becoming a super power
The coming of age of the czars of Moscow
The Ottoman Empire
Columbus discovers San Salvador
Copernicus' model of a sun-centered universe revealed
Besides being beautiful and fascinating to look at, Adams Synchronological Chart is a great investment, because it can be used with all ages and revisited again and again. My favorite homeschool resources are the ones that provide for all of my kids throughout the years. Our family will continue to consult this timeline even after our homeschooling years are finished. (Posted on 6/20/2015)