World Book Timelines offers hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures. Users can also create their own timelines from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.

Timelines feature a variety of topics and subjects to span the curriculum and interests of all ages including:

  • Continents, countries, and regions
  • Literature
  • Notable people
  • Science and technology
  • Sports and games
  • Systems and institutions
  • The Arts
  • World History

Similar to featured articles on Kids, Student, or Advanced, the Timelines home page also features timelines. These may be timely topics– for example, in February, you may see a timeline that highlights the Academy Awards for best picture from each year. Or they may be related to certain people, countries, or events. Click or tap on those featured to be taken to that timeline. From there, users can edit it and/or save it to their My World Book account.


Users can interact with Timelines in a variety of ways:

  • Explore timelines digitally.
  • Edit existing timelines.
  • Print timelines.
  • Save timelines for easy access later.
  • Create timelines from scratch! Users can create family histories, track genealogies, create projects for school, and more!
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Informational Videos


Find Content

Save and Share Timelines

Create a Timeline

Additional tutorial videos are available direct from World Book Training & Support.

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