Vinyl Printed Timeline of Life – Control Chart

(4 customer reviews)



In the Second Great Lesson, the Coming of Life, the story of how life began and evolved is introduced to children. The lesson is accompanied by the Timeline of Life which is then available to the children as a reference material for reflection, research and hands on work. I have spent months remaking this iconic chart to be as complete and up to date as possible, I hope it serves you and your children well.

  • Material: 15oz blockout scrim vinyl. Waterproof and easily cleaned.
  • Includes brass grommets every 2 feet
  • Final timeline measures 18″ tall x 72″ long
  • 78 hand drawn creatures
  • All five mass extinctions are present
  • Plants and Fungi are present in this timeline (They are missing from the original and most other commercial timelines)
  • Integrates with the First Great Lesson by including the Precambrian Era
  • Integrates with the Long Black Strip lesson by having a scale at the bottom.

Check the blog for some more information about the Second Great Lesson and the Timeline of Life.
This is a physical product- You will not receive any digital files.


Optional: How to remove the grommets from the Timeline of Life



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4 reviews for Vinyl Printed Timeline of Life – Control Chart

  1. David Murphy

    This timeline is amazing! It is well-researched and up-to-date scientifically. Connections can be made by the learners to the Clock of Eras, the Black Strip, plant & animal research, botany, biology, and other key lessons. Dr Montessori was a scientist, and I believe she would have wanted her work updated to match current, scientific information. It goes well beyond the AMI Timeline of Life that I was trained on. This timeline plus the mute timeline and supporting materials offers hours, if not weeks, of discovery for learners throughout the Elementary years. I can even see traditional biology teachers–even at the college level–using it as a reference material in the classroom.

  2. CVK

    Hello! I just received my printed timeline of life and I am absolutely thrilled! We start our homeschool year on Monday and I’ll admit that I was struggling to get excited. But everything has changed now that I received your beautiful product. You’ve given me a true gift and I’m once again enthusiastic about the school year! Thank you.

  3. Harriet Farrance

    This is such an amazing timeline. The pictures are beautiful, it’s so well set out. My kids absolutely loved it. Materials like this are so useful for giving them a genuine understanding of complex topics such as this.

  4. Maka Oustinovskaya

    I am not a Montessori guide, and my children attend a brick and mortar school so I am very careful what supplemental materials/books/resources I invest in. I tell the five great stories throughout the year, and we try to do as much follow up as possible. Emily’s timeline of life is so well researched and organized. This was a big investment for our family so I looked at ALL available options, and communicated with Emily several times. There is a lot of thought put into every detail, it is up to date, and the vinyl material is very welcome for its durability. It’s a winner in my book. I also splurged for the long black line and as a set these two materials do so much to awaken curiosity and make an impression.

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