This link is a companion site to the book, "Mapping the Nation: History & Cartography in 19th Century America" by Susan Schulten. The author and publisher have made all of the images available digitally, and they are organized by chapter as well as chronologically. This a great resource to find some of the important maps that shaped America and help mold the manner in which we conceptualize America. Geography and history teachers alike will be able to draw on these materials. The chapters include:
The Graphic Foundations of American History Capturing the Past Through Maps Disease, Expansion and the Rise of Environmental Mapping Slavery and the Origin of Statistical Cartography The Cartographic Consolidating of America
The the United States, 9/11 is memorialized in our landscapes and is etched in our collective consciousness. This coming Tuesday is the anniversary and Teaching History has put together a host of teaching materials about the importance, impact of the terrorist attacks of Septemper 11th, 2001 on the United States and the world.
In 2008 Oxford University launched The Great War Archive. This publicly sourced online collection of documents and artefacts funded by JISC, sat alongside The First World War Poetry Digital Archive, containing images of manuscripts and biographies of poets. The idea was subsequently taken up by Europeana, Europe's digital library and museum, as a major project to 'crowdsource' material across the Continent relating to 1914 ' 1918. In Germany in 2011 this became known as Erster Weltkrieg in Allertagsdokumenten ; the 'First World War in Everyday Documents'. By mid- 2012 the scheme had extended to Luxembourg; Ireland; the UK; Slovenia, Denmark, Belgium and Italy, with a current total...
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