Just finished writing the second in a series on using a timeline to help put historical events and people in context in your history studies. It will appear later this month at Homeschool Mosaics -- I'll post the link when it's available.
In the meantime, the first article can be found here and talks about getting started with using a timeline, and how to make it more interesting and relevant for your students.
You can find a list of my HM articles at this link, including several reading lists, books that we've enjoyed over the past two decades (!) of homeschooling.