British History Timelines

This afternoon, the children learnt about timelines and the development of our calendar – much of this can be traced back to the Roman era. The task was to use the evidence to position the different periods of British history and estimate the dates for each. They then learnt the correct order and historical dates.

Here is a picture of a British timeline.

The lesson key language was: chronology / chronological, timeline, anno domini, before Christ, Julian and Gregorian calendar. Perhaps your child could explain the meaning and significance of these words and phrases.