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If you're assigning this to your students, copy the poster to your account and save. When creating an assignment, just select it as a template!

What is a Timeline?

A timeline is a type of graphic organizer that shows specific events in sequence, usually with dates, in a linear fashion. Timelines are particularly useful for studying or reviewing history, because the timeline will visually display major events over a period of time. Storyboard That adds another dimension beyond dates and descriptions, by making it easy to illustrate important events! Check out our Timeline Graphic Organizer article to learn more about how you can use timelines in your classroom. Want to learn more about how to make a digital timeline? Check out how to use our online timeline maker on the How to Make a Digital Timeline reference page!

What is a Timeline Poster?

A timeline poster is simply a timeline on poster sized paper. These bright and engaging posters are perfect for the quintessential history project, and are also useful to hang in the classroom. Customizing a timeline lets you create fun and memorable posters. A timeline poster board can be created for research projects, like the events of someone's life or the timeline of an invention, but also can showcase important events in an era of history. Having students create timelines is a great way to see which events they deem important!

How to Make a Timeline Poster


Choose One of the Premade Timeline Poster Templates

We have lots of amazing templates to choose from. Take a look at our timeline poster example for inspiration!


Click on "Copy Template"

Once you do this, you will be directed to the storyboard creator.


Give Your Poster a Name!

Be sure to call it something related to the topic so that you can easily find it in the future.


Edit Your Poster

This is where you will include details, text, images, and make any aesthetic changes that you would like. The options are endless!


Click "Save and Exit"

When you are finished with your newspaper poster, click this button in the lower right hand corner to exit your storyboard.


Next Steps

From here you can print, download as a PDF, attach it to an assignment and use it digitally, and more!

Other Premade Templates Your Students Will Love

Love our timeline poster templates? Did you know that Storyboard That has lots more templates for every subject, classroom decor, calendars, and so much more? Here are just a few of the poster template topics you will find when you browse the template library:

Do you want to see more? Check out our Poster Template Gallery to see all of our poster layouts, or our main Teacher Templates page!

Happy Creating!

Frequently Asked Questions about Timeline Poster Templates

What are some timeline poster ideas?

There are so many ways teachers can use timeline posters in the classroom. Some of these ideas include:

  • Make your own timeline of your life.
  • Create a timeline of someone else’s life. This could be for a biography of a change maker, famous person, of someone you know personally.
  • Use to show important events of a novel in chronological order.
  • Create a timeline for the history of a certain country or state.
  • Use our awesome infographics to make a timeline infographic!
  • Make a timeline that shows the events of a certain time in history such as The Civil War or The Great Depression.

Do you have timeline poster examples?

We have lots of examples of timeline templates to share with you! Click on any of the activities below to see what’s possible with Storyboard That’s timeline template posters! We have also included examples that are not posters, but completed timeline templates using our custom timeline layout! Please note: any of the examples could be made into a poster timeline!

  1. Julius Caesar Biography Timeline Poster
  2. Timeline of the Industrial Revolution
  3. Fall of the Aztec Empire Timeline Poster
  4. Voting Rights Timeline

Can I create free timeline templates on Storyboard That?

Yes, you can create a free timeline template! The best way to use our timeline templates for free is to sign up for a 2 week free trial and copy as many free templates into your storyboard library as you would like. From there, you are able to customize our templates or create a timeline template of your own from scratch.

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