"While timelines may be a source of controversy on Facebook, the timeline itself is an oft used activity in the classroom. From major periods in history to events in novels, students create timelines in multiple subject areas. When students create timelines by hand, they must figure out the time intervals and often have to fit several pieces of information into a small area. Usually this results in a lot of erasing and re-doing the timeline to get it just right..."
Via jasperbloemsma, André Manssen