### Timelines

```Timelines
B.C. or A.D.? That is the Question
• Why the skill matters?
– Easy way to keep track of when events happen.
– A timeline is a diagram that shows when things
took place in a given period of time.
– Single-tier timelines contain a single line with
dates and events in chronological order.
Understanding B.C. and A.D.
• B.C.
• A.D.
Lord”
• B.C.E.
• C.E.
Before Christ
Anno Domini, “In the year of the
Before the Common Era
In the Common Era
Understanding B.C. and A.D.
• Dates are based on when it is believed Jesus
Christ was born.
• These dates are divided into 2 groups
B.C./B.C.E. and A.D/C.E.
Dates on a Timeline
• B.C. and B.C.E. dates go from higher numbers
(500 B.C. or B.C.E.) to lower numbers (200 B.C. or
B.C.E.).
• A.D. and C.E. dates go from lower numbers (100
A.D. or C.E.) to higher numbers (2001 A.D. or C.E.)
500 BC
375 BC
250 BC
125 BC
0
B.C. or B.C.E
(#’s decrease as time passes)
1008
1508
2008
A.D. or C.E.
(#’s increase as time passes)
Birth of Jesus
Interpreting a Timeline
• Which year is closer to the present or today?
– 25 B.C., 2000 B.C., 500 B.C.E., 125 B.C.E.
– 2012 B.C.E., 2000 C.E., 1500 B.C.E., 2010 C.E.
• How many years are between the dates
below?
– 375 B.C. and 125 B.C.
– 125 B.C. and 500 A.D.
– 250 B.C.E. and 1500 C.E.
Multiple-Tier Timelines
• A multiple-tier timeline compares or looking at
events that occur in 2 places or based on 2
themes at once.
• Shows more than one line of events occurring
within the same time period.
Interpreting Multiple-Tier Timelines
• What is the title of the timeline?
• How many years are covered in B.C.? A.D.?
• How many years TOTAL does the timeline cover?
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