China History Co-op. Week 2: Timeline - China Timeline Figures

Week 2: We made our own timelines.

It was a very musical week at the history co-op. First we learned this song to help us remember the dynasties of China. The high school kids in the video did a great job and we love the song they taught us. Then we listened to two more songs about the dynasties of China. One was to the tune of Vogue and the other to We Didn't Start the Fire.

Here are the kids performing the China Dynasty Song.

Then we became familiar with a large timeline hung floor to ceiling.

The timeline had all the dynasties of China as well as the Celts, Vikings and Scythians which we studied previously in the history co-op. The kids each were given a few figures to add to the timeline. I have attached the figures below. You are welcome to print them for your own personal use.

China Timeline Figures 1
China Timeline Figures 2

Then the children made their own timelines by taping a long strip of register tape to two clothespin dowels and rolling them up. Each week they will get small figures to add to their timelines.

At home we read the the book The Legend of the Kite by Chen Jiang Hong. The illustrations contained scenes from China which were great for visual learners. I also enjoyed the legend.


  1. There's an awesome book series about how noodles, paper, kite, and a few other things were invented, for what it's worth here's the link to all of the ones I found:

    I seriously LOVED those books, they were very cute.

    1. Thanks for the link. I will definitely check out your list.

  2. The Legend of the Kite sounds like a great read--historical connection, myth/legend connection, and fun extension activity flying kites.

  3. This sounds like a wonderful book. I love how you extended it.

    Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

  4. Thanks for those--my youngest has been asking to study china for a while now. I think it's time we take a few weeks to do just that.

  5. I love your timeline! Wonderful studies!

  6. What a great timeline! I am stopping by from Trivium Tuesdays!

  7. Great timeline figures! We are studying ancient history this year and have a timeline started. I've been looking for pictures to put on it, so I'll be coming back to your figures once we get to those events! Thanks for sharing this with us at Trivium Tuesdays!

  8. These look so good! Love them! Thanks for linking up! Great!


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