Use the notes below to finish creating your Sketchnotes on Timelines:
Definition: a line that shows events in chronological order.
Helps us keep track of our long and ever changing understanding of history.
Most places in the world today use the Gregorian calendar, which originated as the way for Christians counted years according to the year that the historical Jesus was born.
With this calendar time is separated into two parts:
Anno Domini (A.D.) – counts years forwards beginning with the estimated year of Jesus’s birth.
Before Christ (B.C.) – counts years backwards starting with the year before Jesus’s birth.
Recently, some people, scholars, and scientists have replaced B.C. and A.D. with:
Before Common Era (B.C.E) – refers to all years that are Before Christ (B.C). (Counts backwards)
Common Era (C.E) – this refers to all years after the birth of Jesus. (Counts forwards).