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The Real Pirates of the Caribbean

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Explore the travels and exploits of five real pirates of the Caribbean. Click through the tabs to track the adventures of each pirate overlaid on Spanish ports and pirate strongholds in the area. Zoom into the map to see additional detail.


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Jared Medeiros's curator insight, February 11, 2015 10:00 PM

This pirate excursion map is so cool and gives a great look at the travels of different pirates.  As we get farther away from these time periods, it seems like the idea of these Caribbean pirates are fictional.  To hear true historical events about these individual pirates is very interesting.  I would  love to take a time machine back to Port Royal during these times to experience that madness.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 28, 2015 9:34 AM

Imagine the horror a native of the Caribbean must have felt when white men came into their scenic lands and pillaged their villages and plundered their treasuries? Blackbeard otherwise known as Edward Teach, would light slow burning cannon fuses and place them in his beard to create an aura about him as he fought and raided these port of call. Calico Jack Rackham, a great pirate name if there ever was one, was best known for having  a pair of female pirates aboard. Instantly becomes one of my heroes! Then you have William Parker who was actually an opportunist backed by England who plundered Spanish treasures throughout Central America. Here is my favorite pirate joke; what is a pirate's favorite letter? "R" you say? No, it's the letter "C", pirates love the sea....

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, September 14, 2015 9:28 AM

very interesting interactive map

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The peculiar history of the Pledge of Allegiance

The peculiar history of the Pledge of Allegiance | History in the United States | Scoop.it
On this day 71 years ago -- December 22, 1942 -- Congress got the United States out of what had turned into an embarrassing situation, Bob Greene writes.
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Civil War Battles & Civil War Casualties Interactive Map - The Washington Post

Civil War Battles & Civil War Casualties Interactive Map - The Washington Post | History in the United States | Scoop.it
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Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color | History in the United States | Scoop.it
A number of Reddit users have taken it upon themselves to convert a slew of Civil War photos into beautiful color.
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6 constitutional amendments that just missed the cut

6 constitutional amendments that just missed the cut | History in the United States | Scoop.it
Since 1789, Congress has approved 33 constitutional amendments. But only 27 were eventually ratified. Here's the scoop on the six that failed.
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What Did Chicago Look Like Before the Great Fire?

What Did Chicago Look Like Before the Great Fire? | History in the United States | Scoop.it
This 1868 pocket map of Chicago shows the city in full-blown expansion, a mere 3 years before the infamous blaze
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Re-examining the Battle of Gettysburg with GIS

Re-examining the Battle of Gettysburg with GIS | History in the United States | Scoop.it

"GIS has given us the chance to re-examine how the Civil War battle was won and lost." 


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Todd Pollard's curator insight, February 4, 2014 10:34 PM

I really like this interactive map application.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, August 28, 2014 1:13 PM

unit 1

Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2014 3:14 PM

Just another of the millions of uses for GIS...

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Kent State: Past and Present

Kent State: Past and Present | History in the United States | Scoop.it

On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard gunned down Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, William Knox Schroeder, and Sandra Scheuer during an anti-war protest at Kent State University.


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Maegan Anderson's comment, May 7, 2013 12:37 AM
speechless...
Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, May 10, 2013 9:39 AM

Photos like this that juxtapose the original photograph to present day surroundings always grab me.  What an interesting discussion this could be in a history classroom!

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Teaching about the American Revolution in British schools - by Mark Hopkins - Helium

Teaching about the American Revolution in British schools - by Mark Hopkins - Helium | History in the United States | Scoop.it
There is no requirement to teach about the American War of Independence, (as it is known this side of the pond) and most students pass through the..., Mark Hopkins
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Creating American Borders

30-second animation of the changes in U.S. historical county boundaries, 1629 - 2000. Historical state and territorial boundaries are also displayed from 178...

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Jesse Olsen's comment, March 16, 2013 1:04 PM
Whooooaaaaaaa!!!!
Betty Klug's curator insight, April 27, 2013 3:50 PM

I love animation maps.  Great for getting students interested in learning.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 2014 6:36 PM

This video does a fantastic job of showing how the United States has expanded and grown since its original 13 colonies. While many today might imagine that our nation was simply always this size in fact over many years of colonization, land purchases and land grabs America has eventually become what it is today.

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The Civil War: Battle of Stones River | C-SPAN

The Civil War: Battle of Stones River | C-SPAN | History in the United States | Scoop.it
Portions from a symposium marking the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Stones River, which was fought near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, from December 31st, 1862 through January 2nd, 1863.
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A U.S. president’s real-life vampire connection

A U.S. president’s real-life vampire connection | History in the United States | Scoop.it
President Johnson pardoned a VAMPIRE!?Read more to make sense of this paranormal story @ConDailyBlog http://t.co/mT2BGUOQ...
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History through the president’s words

History through the president’s words | History in the United States | Scoop.it
Since 1900, there have been 116 State of the Union addresses, given by 20 presidents, with some presidents giving two addresses a year. Studying their choice of words, over time, provides glimpses of change in American politics—“communism” fades, “terrorism” increases—and evidence that some things never change (“America” comes up steadily, of course. As does “I.”). Wayne Fields, a professor of English and American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and Mark Liberman, a linguist at the University of Pennsylvania, offered their analysis of the meaning behind the words the presidents used.
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The day the Confederate prisoners came to Rock Island Arsenal

The day the Confederate prisoners came to Rock Island Arsenal | History in the United States | Scoop.it
One hundred and 50 years ago today — Dec. 3, 1863 — a train pulled onto Arsenal Island, crammed with 468 cold and undernourished Confederate soldiers from Tennessee.
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November 11, 1918: World War I ends

November 11, 1918: World War I ends | History in the United States | Scoop.it
At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m.

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The Map That Lincoln Used to See the Reach of Slavery

The Map That Lincoln Used to See the Reach of Slavery | History in the United States | Scoop.it
This map, made by the U.S. Coast Survey in 1861 using census data from 1860, shows the relative prevalence of slavery in Southern counties that year.
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The downing of Flight 007: 30 years later, a Cold War tragedy still seems surreal

The downing of Flight 007: 30 years later, a Cold War tragedy still seems surreal | History in the United States | Scoop.it
Accident? Intentional? Conspiracy? What really happened 30 years ago when Soviet fighter jets shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, killing 269 people.
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When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink?

When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink? | History in the United States | Scoop.it

"Like other young boys of his era, Franklin Roosevelt wears a dress. This studio portrait was likely taken in New York in 1884."

 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 29, 2013 12:46 PM

I show this picture to my classes with the simple prompt: this was a major figure in U.S. history in the first half of the 20th century.  Most pick female historical figures and are startled to find out that it was a revered president.  This slideshow demonstrates the cultural shift over time that has led to gendered norms on dress in the United States.  This article is quite compelling.

Delicia Worrill's curator insight, July 30, 2013 9:20 AM

May work for a Psychology or Sociology class as well.

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All Hands Online : Official Magazine of the U.S. Navy

All Hands Online : Official Magazine of the U.S. Navy | History in the United States | Scoop.it
All Hands Magazine Feature Story
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A soldier's eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam

A soldier's eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam | History in the United States | Scoop.it
Charlie Houghey was drafted into the US Army in October of 1967. He was 24, and had been in college in Michigan before running out of money and quitting school to work in a sheet metal factory.
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The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking

The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking | History in the United States | Scoop.it
The Germans had vastly more work camps and ghettos than anyone knew.
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Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963

I Have a Dream Speech Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C. When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring fro...
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From NASA’s Archives, 50 Amazing Photos Of The Apollo Moon Missions | Fast Company

From NASA’s Archives, 50 Amazing Photos Of The Apollo Moon Missions | Fast Company | History in the United States | Scoop.it

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"We’ve assembled a gallery of our favorite 50 photos from the Apollo missions. Many you will recognize, but just as many will surely be new. Some are silly, some are inspiring and some are just refreshingly candid of normal people doing extraordinary things. And if you find yourself as stunned as we are, maybe you’ll agree: It’s about damn time we set foot on Mars."


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An Interactive Map of the Blitz: Where and When the Bombs Fell on London

An Interactive Map of the Blitz: Where and When the Bombs Fell on London | History in the United States | Scoop.it
The extent of the campaign is shocking.
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