Timelines are an important source of information for the study of history.

Did you know that time can be shown as a picture? A timeline is a method for picturing or seeing time. Historians take events and place them on a timeline. This shows the chronology of a span of time. By doing this, the relationship between events can be seen. Patterns can emerge that might not be seen without the timeline. Therefore, a timeline is an important secondary source for understanding history. The ability to analyze and draw conclusions from timelines is important to the study of history. But there is more to timelines than meets the eye.

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