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The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here.)
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National Geographic and the Common Core

Find out how the National Geographic Society is connecting to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.
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5 unconventional maps to get lost in | TED Blog

5 unconventional maps to get lost in | TED Blog | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
From the earliest days of human exploration, we've made progressively more sophisticated maps. But what if becoming lost is the point?
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Just for fun, but goodness that GeoGuesser is a great website.

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The one map that shows why Syria is so complicated

The one map that shows why Syria is so complicated | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
A color-coded map of the country's religious and ethnic groups helps explain why the fighting is so bad.
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40 maps that explain the world

40 maps that explain the world | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Visualizing everything from the spread of religion to the most racially tolerant countries to the world's writing systems.
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A Cutting-Edge Second Look at the Battle of Gettysburg

A Cutting-Edge Second Look at the Battle of Gettysburg | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
New technology has given us the chance to re-examine how the Civil War battle was won and lost
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Wow, this is amazing!

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