This chart covers 3000 BCE to present. It displays over 100 major empires, kingdoms, and civilizations in a colorful synchronoptic (side-by-side) format so that one can quickly see how different events in different places relate to each other and therefore get a sense of the general "flow" of history.
A conscious effort has been made to make the chart less Eurocentric than other timelines and thus what was happening in India, China, Africa, and the Americas is shown alongside what was happening in the Middle East and Europe.
The poster was fully revised and updated in 2012 and as such represents the latest scholarship (for example, potential linkages between Indo-European groups are shown as well as several newly discovered cultures such as the Oxus Civilization).
Size: 24 x 36" (61 x 91cm) - comes rolled in a tube
I'm a history lover and I suppose I'd always unconsciously considered that events happened linearly--not simultaneously. When I finally realized that the world and its civilizations developed at the same time but separately, I knew I needed some resource to help me picture these developments. This chart has been a very effective learning tool for me to carefully place what I learn into the accurate time period along with its companion world developments. Thanks so much.
A wonderful tool for any classroom educator (Grade 5 on up) or for people into history. Especially recommended because it is a comparative timeline. All major civilizations are shown in relation to others. China, SW Asia, India, Europe the Americas and Africa are all here. The poster is not laminated, yet it is worth the additional expense to do so. A fine item at a fair price. Buy with confidence.
As a homeschool mom, I am always looking for ways to give my kids an overview of a subject, then give them the details. We have been studying various parts of history, so I was looking for a basic timeline of world history so my kids could better understand how what we were studying fit into the big picture. After much searching, I found this chart and was very pleased. It has just enough color to make it easy to read, a few pictures to make it interesting, and a nice breakdown of the various parts of history. I recommend it as an overview of world history.
I was never really good at history but I like reading and learning about a lot of things, so I needed something to help me keep the timeline of events straight. Books and open-up charts are cumbersome and using the internet was not particularly satisfying. This chart hangs on the wall right by my desk, is easy to read,and gives me the info and perspective I need. It's all right there. Worth every cent.