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{Classical Conversations} A CC Timeline Book

I’m such a nerd. Both of Leigh Bortins’ books (The Core and The Question) and a set of CC Timeline cards made up the majority of my Christmas loot. Remember this timeline project? I had good intentions and was able to keep it up for the majority of last school year and the beginning of this one. However, the kids didn’t really get it or use it and the bottom cards are being destroyed from hanging within hands’ reach of the kids.

I was tempted to give up the timeline thing all together, but had a brainstorm for one more go of it.

Enter our timeline binders.

I put each set of timeline cards in a binder. Each card is in a sheet protector.


Next, I printed out the copywork sheets* I made for our history sentences and folded them in half for perfect little timeline inserts. I stuck these in the binders behind the appropriate timeline card.


Once I integrate all 3 cycles of history, the kids will have convenient, compact timeline books they can peruse that integrate the timeline and history sentences. I’m hoping it helps my visual (and other) learners to better understand (and appreciate) how all that history fits together.

What do you think? Stay tuned to see if it’s as brilliant as I hope 😉

*Copywork sheets can be found on CC Connected under user Melissa_C.


  1. KristinAugust 23, 2015

    Will you be putting cursive and or print history sentence sheets for Cycle 1 on CC Connected?

    These are great!

    1. MelissaAugust 24, 2015

      Kristin, We are no longer a CC family (which you can search and read about why if you wan on the blog), so there will not be history sentence sheets for Cycle 1. I suggest checking CC Connected as someone did them last year for me.

  2. EileenJuly 28, 2014


    In the Foundations Guide there is a page linking History Sentences from each cycle to the Timeline.

  3. KristyApril 13, 2014

    Hi, I LOVE this idea. Where did you find the adorable binders?
    Thanks 🙂

    1. MelissaApril 13, 2014

      I found them at Staples. Have fun organizing!

    2. KristyApril 13, 2014

      THANKS !!! 🙂

  4. AliciaFebruary 7, 2014

    Hi there! I am new to CC and still trying to figure this all out. Do you have some sort of list that links the Timeline to each of the History Sentences (particularly the ones for Cycle 2)? Thanks!!!

    1. MelissaFebruary 7, 2014

      There’s no list that I know of but it’s fairly obvious where each sentence fits since they are meant to dovetail.


  5. JeniFebruary 2, 2014

    I love this idea! I was thinking that there should be an easy way to bring these together for the kids but the wall timeline seemed like a huge investigate in time. This seems so quick and simple. Awesome!

    1. MelissaFebruary 2, 2014

      Glad you’re excited about it!

  6. kathieJanuary 9, 2014

    How can someone who is not doing classical still obtain the time line cards?

    1. MelissaJanuary 9, 2014

      The link to the CC bookstore is http://www.classicalconversationsbooks.com/clacandfahic.html.

  7. Caprice H.January 4, 2014

    This is such a great idea, Melissa! I already have my timeline cards in binders like yours. Now I can take it a step further. Thank you!

  8. Jennifer M.January 4, 2014

    I love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

  9. MelissaJanuary 2, 2014

    You’re welcome ladies! I’m glad you can you them.

  10. jenniferJanuary 2, 2014

    Thanks for creating the copy work pages!

  11. BrandyJanuary 2, 2014

    Love it, Melissa! Thank you for sharing!

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