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Moorish Architecture

Moorish Architecture | History - Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Moorish architecture, like all Islamic architecture, has distinctive motifs: rounded arches, Arabic calligraphy, vegetative design, and decorative tiles.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 19, 2013 2:27 PM

This photo gallery with its explanations are a nice virtual tour.  Although this style was born in the Mediterranean areas of North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, it has spread throughout the Muslim World and the images reflect this geographic dispersal.   

Elizabeth Acty's comment, September 20, 2013 3:55 AM
so nice
Justin McCullough's curator insight, September 21, 2013 10:36 AM

It is interesting to find Muslim (Moorish) Architecture in places such as Spain. It's easy to forget that that country was taken over and occupied by the Moors for centuries. I find their architectural design much more sophisticated and intricate than that of the European architectural designs at the time. It's interesting to note that we often associate the center of innovations of all kinds as Europe, when actually places like the Middle East and Far East were more advanced than European cultures were at the time.  

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Kent State: Past and Present

Kent State: Past and Present | History - Secondary Education | 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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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!

Francisco Javier 's curator insight, May 12, 2013 8:52 PM

Kent State: Past and Present | @scoopit via @APHumanGeog http://sco.lt/...

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How the British (literally) Landscaped the World

How the British (literally) Landscaped the World | History - Secondary Education | Scoop.it

"Did you hear about the Five Pillars of British Landscaping Empire during your religion classes? To sort them by order of importance within the Holy Book of Grass: First is Grass. Second is pasture grass (this one comes with fences). Third is leisure grass. Forth is golf grass. Fifth is: you never have enough flowers & cute little benches on your grass."

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 19, 2013 8:55 AM

I've written in the past about the aesthetics of the an ideal British landscape (as embodied in the anthem Jerusalem).  The British ideal was to tame nature; the Canadians on the other hand, embraced the wildness of the natural landscapeThose difference normative views of landscape helped to shape national identity and inform land use decision-making processes.     

megan b clement's comment, December 16, 2013 1:33 AM
This article talks about how the British are the ones who shaped landscaping for the rest of the world. Growing grass in places where grass didnt grow or cute park benches. The pictures of the Bristish landscape were all lush and beautiful. I never knew where the idea of lanscaping had come from.
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European History Interactive Map

European History Interactive Map | History - Secondary Education | Scoop.it

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Ms. Harrington's curator insight, August 10, 2013 7:51 PM

So many uses!

Lola Jennings- Edquist's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:56 AM

What an awesome map! A great resource for teaching kids history- and making it simple to understand, as well as interactive. Can be used in conjunction with the 'Protest Sites' map I scooped above; in a unit on protests and change around the world. 


I think it links to most areas of Humanities, which is cool. I showed it to some of the kids from placement and they loved it! 

Al Picozzi's curator insight, August 13, 2013 8:28 PM

Great Quick tool to use and very informative.