I love using timelines in history at the end of a unit of study, so students can get an overview of events and make generalizations about historical figures or time periods. Sentence strips make the perfect template for creating timelines!
I recently had my students complete a timeline showing famous explorers. You can CLICK HERE to grab a planning chart and more details.
You could also adapt the timeline activity for any period in history or even use with novel studies to map out the story plot. Timelines are a great way to integrate math and measuring skills into other core academic classes.