In this activity, you’re going to create a timeline of your own life. This gives you an opportunity to think about Big History ideas on the scale of…YOU!
This one is David Christian's personal timeline. Click here to see it full size.


Create a timeline of your life, including the major turning points of your life so far. One of these turning points should relate to your community, one to your culture, one to your family, and the rest are up to you. You should aim for at least four of those big changes, and name each one.

For Further Discussion

Share some of your turning points or “thresholds” with others in the Questions Area, below. Save this timeline—you are going to need it again later in the course!