Timeline software allows students to design sophisticated interactive works that situate particular events against a larger historical backdrop. Working with timelines helps students...

  • Develop narrative skills
  • Understand and depict events in context
  • Interrogate cause-and-effect relationships
  • Perceive and interpret patterns and disruptions

Recommended tool

  • StoryMap JS—StoryMap JS is an open-source, free software program, developed and supported by Northwestern University's Knight Labs, that allows users to create media-rich timelines that can be easily embedded in an existing website.

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