The first four weeks we displayed a map of Native American America and a timeline dating from 1492 and continuing through early American exploration by the Spaniards. We've moved onto new times and events in our reading so we thought we'd update our bulletin board. Here's what it looks like now:
We now have our map of US territorial growth, but are especially interested in the smaller map of the original 13 colonies. Our timeline now dates from the establishment of Jamestown colony in 1607 through the Boston tea party in 1773.
I thought these were a neat addition, too. I found a set of state fact cards at Target for 50 cents! Each state featured on our bulletin board is the setting for one of the books we just finished or are currently reading.
Our bulletin board doesn't take the place of our more detailed Sonlight timeline in book format or of our daily map work, but it's a handy reference to have out all the time. And the girls think it's fun. Do you use a bulletin board?