This is a pack of 32 information cards for various events, people, probes, and animals involved in the space race between the USSR and USA. They cover the events from the initial proposal of the space race up to the first manned Moon landing.
There is an introductory PowerPoint to give students an overview, then the main task of creating the timeline. I would get students to create their timelines on either A3 paper, or two A4 pieces stuck together in landscape. You can also print out several packs of cards and get students to arrange them in historical order prior to starting their timeline. I would also suggest that rather than just writing the information down, students could also sketch a diagram or picture to represent various events. You could even turn it into a competition to see who can make the best poster/timeline and display the winner on notice boards (or give various awards).
This task is perfect for when you don't have access to ICT facilities, or you have lower ability groups who struggle with finding the correct information. It is also perfect for groups you cannot trust to be sensible with ICT facilities.