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A 23-foot-long timeline of world history, created in 1871

A 23-foot-long timeline of world history, created in 1871 | General History | Scoop.it

A beautiful early example of visualizing the flow of history, Sebastian C. Adams’ Synchronological Chart of Universal History outlines the evolution of mankind from Adam and Eve to 1871, the year of its first edition.

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Two Wars and the Long Twentieth Century - The New Yorker

Two Wars and the Long Twentieth Century - The New Yorker | General History | Scoop.it
In important ways, the American Civil War anticipated the transformations that have so often been attributed to the years between 1914 and 1918.
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Mein Kampf returns to Germany

Mein Kampf returns to Germany | General History | Scoop.it
Opponents aghast as Hitler's manifesto will be reprinted for the first time in Germany since the end of World War II.
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Oklahoma House Panel Votes To Eliminate AP US History Course

Oklahoma House Panel Votes To Eliminate AP US History Course | General History | Scoop.it
An Oklahoma House committee on Monday approved a bill taking aim at the new AP U.S. History framework, which conservatives have decried as unpatriotic and negative, the Tulsa World reported.

State Rep. Dan Fisher (R) introduced a bill at the beginning of the month that keeps the state from funding AP U.S. History unless the College Board changes the curriculum. The bill also orders the state Department of Education to establish a U.S. History program that would replace the AP course.
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Crisis Guide: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Crisis Guide: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | General History | Scoop.it
An in-depth, multimedia look at the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its geopolitical repercussions.
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This is what living in the Viking age looked like

This is what living in the Viking age looked like | General History | Scoop.it
Explore one of northern Europe's largest Viking settlements in Denmark through this digital reconstruction.

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Incredible Viking settlement recreated..."This is the best example if a Viking settlement we have in Northern Europe...In the animation above, the National Museum shows us round the entire 50 hectare site.

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The mysterious Antikythera mechanism is more ancient than we thought

The mysterious Antikythera mechanism is more ancient than we thought | General History | Scoop.it

As if the freakishly advanced Antikythera Mechanism wasn't astounding enough, a new analysis suggests the astronomical device is older than archaeologists assumed.

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The Comfort Women and Japan’s War on Truth

The Comfort Women and Japan’s War on Truth | General History | Scoop.it
The Abe government is determined to rewrite the imperial military's history of wartime sexual slavery.
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History: How can we establish historical truth in the face of government distortion?

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Sense of period - Radical History

Sense of period - Radical History | General History | Scoop.it
Introduction A sense of period is something that you as a history teacher probably have in bucket loads. It’s the skill of looking at a painting and being able to pinpoint which century it’s from, reading a text and being able to think about the time it was written and contextualise it, knowing the difference …

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This blog post is full a very practical lesson ideas to assist students build chronological understanding, empathise and evaluate intepretations of the past.

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Fall of the Berlin Wall: the guard who opened the gate - and made history

Fall of the Berlin Wall: the guard who opened the gate - and made history | General History | Scoop.it

Tears still well up in Harald Jäger’s eyes when he recalls how he famously gave the order to open the Berlin Wall.

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Sykes-Picot drew lines in the Middle East’s sand that blood is washing away

Sykes-Picot drew lines in the Middle East’s sand that blood is washing away | General History | Scoop.it

Iraq, like Syria, was a consequence of World War One and of the infamous, in Arab eyes, agreement between Sir Mark Sykes and Francois-Georges Picot which led to the division of the former Ottoman Turkish domains by the two leading European powers, Britain and France.

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Thomas Jefferson's 1769 newspaper ad seeking a fugitive slave 

Thomas Jefferson's 1769 newspaper ad seeking a fugitive slave  | General History | Scoop.it

Jefferson’s views on slavery were complicated, to put it mildly. On the one hand, he made several prominent stands for antislavery causes over the course of his lifetime, especially during his early career. Yet Jefferson also frequently acted in the interests of his planter class.

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The stray dogs that became Soviet space heroes

The stray dogs that became Soviet space heroes | General History | Scoop.it

These stray dogs, plucked from the streets of the USSR, were the first creatures to reach orbit, enduring inhumane tests and then either perishing in space or finding themselves the adored darlings of the Motherland when they returned home.

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A century after Armenian genocide, Turkey's denial only deepens

A century after Armenian genocide, Turkey's denial only deepens | General History | Scoop.it

Nearly 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915, during World War I. Turks by and large do not believe mass killings were planned.

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Five photographs that (you didn’t know) changed everything | History Extra

Five photographs that (you didn’t know) changed everything | History Extra | General History | Scoop.it
Five seemingly ordinary photographs that transformed the world as we know it are explored in a new Radio 3 series
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Why It's Important to Teach About America's Not-So-Perfect History

Why It's Important to Teach About America's Not-So-Perfect History | General History | Scoop.it
Some politicians want to get rid of the AP U.S.-history curriculum because it paints a cynical picture of the country's backstory.
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This 1922 NY Times article on Hitler said his anti-Semitism wasn't "genuine"

"Several reliable, well-informed sources confirmed the idea that Hitler's anti-Semitism was not so genuine or violent," the Times correspondent reported.
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The War Photo No One Would Publish

The War Photo No One Would Publish | General History | Scoop.it
When Kenneth Jarecke photographed an Iraqi man burned alive, he thought it would change the way Americans saw the Gulf War. But the media wouldn’t run the picture.
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Six unexpected WW1 battlegrounds

Six unexpected WW1 battlegrounds | General History | Scoop.it
Not all crucial battles in World War One took place on the muddy fields of Europe - some were fought in little-known places much further afield.
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Texas Approves Disputed History Texts for Schools

Texas Approves Disputed History Texts for Schools | General History | Scoop.it
Texas’ State Board of Education has approved new history textbooks, capping months of outcry over lessons that some academics say exaggerate the influence of Moses and negatively portray Muslims.
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Who should decide what gets taught in history classes?

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Vicious letter to civil rights hero

Vicious letter to civil rights hero | General History | Scoop.it
A historian discovers new details about the FBI's apparent attempt to goad Martin Luther King Jr. into suicide.
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4 simple lessons the world could learn from German reunification

4 simple lessons the world could learn from German reunification | General History | Scoop.it

Rick Noack: If we can unite Germany, why can't we do the same elsewhere?

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Why we say 'o'clock'

Why we say 'o'clock' | General History | Scoop.it

The practice of saying 'o'clock' is simply a remnant of simpler times when clocks weren't very prevalent and people told time by a variety of means, depending on where they were and what references were available.

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French soldier’s room unchanged 96 years after his death in first world war

French soldier’s room unchanged 96 years after his death in first world war | General History | Scoop.it
Parents kept room as it was the day he left, and stipulated when they moved that it should not be changed for 500 years

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What an amazing story...and so full of opportunities for 'historical thinking'! Source analysis, questioning, research and so much more...

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1907-1915: Russia before the revolution, in color

1907-1915: Russia before the revolution, in color | General History | Scoop.it

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky became photographically renowned in Russia for a color portrait of Tolstoy. It was this fame that brought him to Tsar Nicholas II.

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