This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to create a project in TimelineJS, a free Google Sheet-based tool that helps you present temporal research, using historical events from the Wars of Independence in Mexico and archival materials preserved at the Benson Latin American Collection.

Grade Level(s): High School; Undergraduate; Graduate & Professional
Course Subject(s): Digital Scholarship

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the tool’s elements and their relationship to the underlying spreadsheet
  • Learn how to host/publish images online using Box/Dropbox and Github
  • Explore the tool’s various features
  • Learn coding basics that can help you format and link your project’s text to other digital resources



Rights Statement

Creator(s): Albert A. Palacios, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections
Date: 2020-10-19

This tutorial is under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License (“Public License”). This license lets others share, remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as they credit the creators and license their new creations under the identical terms.

Presenting Temporal Research with TimelineJS (Platform Tutorial)