Monday, October 17, 2011

Wonders of Old Medieval Timeline

imageWonders of Old Medieval Timeline
By iHomeEducator

About the app

Wonders of Old: Medieval Timeline is a beautiful timeline reference app which will give you a unique perspective on the events of world history, including…

  • kingdoms
  • empires
  • rulers
  • battles
  • explorations
  • literature
  • architecture
  • and so much more!

It is a proven fact that timelines help cement historical facts for students and adults alike. Seeing the progression of time in the form of a timeline will allow your student to gain a better understanding of the flow of history. Maps are included so that students can see where events happened as well.

The truth is... many students may study the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks, the end of Hundred Years' War between France and Britain, and the printing of the first book, the Gutenberg Bible, never realizing that these three events all happened within the same year - 1453AD. These events may seem unrelated and yet the use of a timeline can unlock the mystery as to why all of these events occurred within the same year. A timeline will give you and/or your student a unique perspective of time. By seeing the events of history recorded in linear progression, you will make connections between those events in history that you might not otherwise make.

Wonders of Old is a 4-part app series, dividing the events of world history into four historical time periods: ancient, medieval, new world and modern. Wonders of Old: Medieval Timeline is the second app in this series.


  • Tap the timeline spiral
  • Swipe horizontally to move along the timeline
  • Tap on buttons to access descriptions of events in time

My Thoughts

If you are an homeschooler, you probably know about the company Knowledge Quest.   And if you know about them, then you are aware of their product titled Wonders of Old.   Well you will be please to hear that they have partnered with iHomeEducator to creator another wonderful app on the Medieval times.    I say another because there is already an app on the Ancient times available.

MedTLscreenshotI particularly love the way the timeline is presented on this particular app.   The spiral is a great way to travel through time.   Once started the app will play Medieval music which I find will transport you to that era.    It is interesting to listen to such music while exploring the visual timeline that starts at the 5th century and goes up to the 16th century.image

Once you have selected the century to discover, you will get another timeline for that specific century separated in decades.  For each decades, you can read specific information about various historical events.  For example, in the 16th century, I clicked on the year 1512 where it says Michelangelo Buonarroti paints the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.   A pop-up window opens up and I can read more about this event in history as well as see picture linked to that event.

I love being able to dig into this timeline and discover more about the Medieval times.   At this point in our homeschool, we have not studied the Medieval times but I know this app will be a great addition in our studies when we arrive there.

This app is a must for any homeschoolers out there and for whoever likes to study the medieval times.

See for yourself by watching this little video!

Wonders of Old Medieval Timeline is available on iTunes for the price of 4.99$.    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Disclaimer: I received the app for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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