Timelines

This is a card game that is based loosely on the commercially available card game Timeline. It can be used to teach girls about any historical time line such as Guiding history, community history or for something like the Quebec Chocolate Challenge.  You can either make the game for the girls to play or have them make their own game.

To make a deck of timeline cards you will make one card for each event.  On one side of the card you put the event (and a picture if you have one) and on the other side you put the event again and the date.

The card deck is shuffled so that the date side is face down.

The first card is drawn and flipped over so that the date is face up.  It is placed in the middle of the play area.

The first girl to play draws the next card and has to decide if that event belongs before or after the first card.  Once she’s made her guess, she flips it over to see if she is correct.  If she is, then it joins the timeline, if she is wrong she turns it back over and places it at the bottom of the deck.

The next girl repeats the process and tries to figure out where her card belongs in the time line.

The game continues until all the cards have found their proper place in the time line.

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One thought on “Timelines

  1. I’ve never heard of this game before, but what a great idea! I’ll definitely be making up some cards!

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