Why Do I Need the Timeline?
Because KONOS focuses on character traits as its main thrust of
teaching, the curriculum uses a variety of people throughout history to
illustrate a particular character trait. You might study a Bible character
in the morning and a secular historical character in the afternoon. As an
example, in the character trait of Attentiveness, you�ll study Samuel
and Eli in the first activity. Samuel was attentive to the Lord and
responded to the Lord's call in his sleep. You will also study Helen
Keller who was attentive even though she lacked the use of her eyes and
Your little Sarah asks, "Mommy, did Samuel and Helen Keller know each other? With the KONOS Kids’ Timeline, you have Sarah cut out the figure for Helen Keller who is holding her Braille book with her eyes closed, and place her at the beginning of the 20th century AD. She then cuts out Samuel wearing his priest ephod, holding his prophet staff and standing by his judges scale. Most adults do not have any idea where to place Samuel on the timeline. Not to worry! Samuel has a date on his pedestal which tells Sarah to place him in the 11th century BC. When Sarah counts the centuries back from Helen Keller to the time of Christ, she quickly sees, on her own, that Christ lived a long time ago. When she counts eleven more centuries to the time of Samuel, she’ll understand, on her own, that Samuel and Helen Keller could not have known each other. KONOS uses timelines to make learning hands-on, not abstract.
There are timeline sets to go with each of the three volumes plus a Bible timline if you are just studying the bible. As a character is studied, a timeline figure is cut out and placed on the lines in the proper century—one character at a time. The KONOS Timelines will help the youngest to the oldest learn and know history! It is the greatest history teaching tool we’ve ever seen.