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Atlas of True Names

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The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings,
of the familiar terms on today's maps of the World, Europe, the British Isles and the United States.

For instance, where you would normally expect to see the Sahara indicated,
the Atlas gives you "The Tawny One", derived from Arab. es-sahra “the fawn coloured, desert”.

 

Seth Dixon's insight:

This is a fun set of maps that forces us to reexamine the historical linguistic roots of place names.  Many toponyms have a complicated histories so the actual root of the name is not always a single straightforward translation as shown in these maps.  As you explore these maps, most readers will find something the they would dispute, correct, or want to see contextualized more but all in all, it is a fun set of maps.


Via Seth Dixon
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John Blunnie's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:12 AM

True names give these maps a unique and historic twist.

Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 17, 2013 4:57 AM

I loved looking at the map of great britain.  I hope it grabs my pupils' attention as an introduction to maps.

Amy Marques's curator insight, July 31, 2013 7:19 PM

Great to see what the original names where! Especially for those that are similar to its current name and those that are completely irrelevant!

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ARTSEDGE: Take Five

ARTSEDGE: Take Five | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
Tips and tricks about how to enhance and improve your teaching and classroom
Aulde de Barbuat's insight:
ARTSEDGE: Take Five Aulde de Barbuat's insight: 

TEACHING AND ART

 

http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/howto/series/take-five.aspx

 

"Take Five: Five ideas to enhance your classroom & your curriculum with art.These quick tips and tricks will enable you to add to your teaching and expand your classroom's learning experience."

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Best of Humorous Art Photography

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The Internet is full of hilarious wins and fails in various types of media. Taking a humorous photograph requires a good thought or maybe just a good timing. Here is a collection of some of the best humorous photography the Internet has to offer!

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Some great fun  photos to use as prompts

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National Gallery of Art - Children's Video Tour: Time Travel

National Gallery of Art - Children's Video Tour: Time Travel | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

Via Librarian@HOPE, Renee Maufroid
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