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Review: The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning by Ben Foss. Ballantine, $27 (336p) ISBN 978-0-345-54123-9

Review: The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning by Ben Foss. Ballantine, $27  (336p) ISBN 978-0-345-54123-9 | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it

"In a passionate and well-articulated guide that puts to rest the idea that dyslexic people are unintelligent, disabilities advocate Foss (himself dyslexic and the creator of Intel Reader, a text-to-speech device) describes dyslexia as a characteristic and a disability that should be accommodated in the same way as blindness or mobility issues. Foss reframes the use of film, audiobooks, and material read aloud as “ear-reading,” in contrast to the “eye-reading” that is the educational standard."


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Yay! Helping people with disabilities. So important. 

 My sister and best friend both have dyslexia, and both felt extremely unsupported by teachers and peers throughout childhood because of it. Even now, both still hold some sense of self-consciousness about their intelligence- despite being two of the smartest people I know. 

Resources like this are very important for teachers and parents. 

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This is an excellent guide for parents and professionals.- Lou


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" Though, as Foss notes, eye-reading is a useful skill that can be improved by teaching methods like Orton-Gillingham, by mid-elementary school, dyslexic students should be accommodated with auditory materials. He hopes that parents can learn to explain their child’s needs in a way that will win them essential support, and that they can help their child build self-esteem. Foss describes the current state of assistive technology and highlights the availability of material from resources like Learning Ally; he also discusses how to navigate good accommodations in the school environment and determine if a school is inappropriate for your child’s welfare. This extremely practical and motivational book will be welcomed by parents of dyslexic children. "

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Wounded Knee

Wounded Knee | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
‎123 years ago, on December 28,1890, Chief Spotted Elk was deathly sick with pneumonia.. His band of Lakota set off in the snow from Cheyenne River to seek shelter with Red Cloud at Pine Ridge rese...

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Native Heratige Project is a project that aims to 'document Natve American people as they obtained surnames and entered recorded history in the continental United States.' 

The website, run by just one woman, Rebekka Canada, has been running for five years and seems to document hundreds of areas, tribes, and historical moments in Native American History. By listing and documenting all the geneology she can find,  Canada is helping give Native American peoples an identity in their own history, which has long donw undocumented and lost. 



 

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Studyladder, online english literacy & mathematics. Kids activity games, worksheets and lesson plans.

Studyladder, online english literacy & mathematics. Kids activity games, worksheets and lesson plans. | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
Used by over 70,000 teachers & 1 million students at home and school. Studyladder is an online english literacy & mathematics learning tool. Kids activity games, worksheets and lesson plans for Primary and Junior High School students in Australia.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Just another resource I think will be great to have on hand in future years. The more activities for kids, the better! 

 

I've also been feeling recently that a lot of what I scoop is, while important political and historical information, perhaps a bit too advanced for me to utilise/teach/speak about/use at a primary school. Obviously, they're awesome resources and articles for me, but how to link them to a humanities subject in primary school will be tough, I think. 

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Studyladder provides a series of lesson guides, interactive activities and online quizzes  which cover the learning areas across the Australian Curriculum.  This is supported by its maker's comment that it "provides educational resources across more than 10 subjects" (Studyladder Pty Ltd, 2013. p.1).   A limited resource package is available free of charge which allows students, teachers and parents access to 7 areas covered by the current National Curriculum.  The program is designed to be used by students from pre-school to grade 6, however it may also improve the skills of special needs students of all ages.  Teachers can create an account which allows for the preparation and delivery of ability based set tasks to their students.  Individual logins and passwords allow the student to complete the tasks either at school or independently at home.  The students ware kept engaged and motivated - they can create and manipulate their own avatar and assigned a digital pet who assists them along the way.

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On the Fence about Syria? Read This! - FPIF

On the Fence about Syria? Read This! - FPIF | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
A quick reader on why military intervention in Syria is a big mistake--and what we should be advocating instead.

Via Enrique Ferro
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Given the recent media swarm around Syria, I thought it might be about time to scoop something about it. A clear, simple to read article that lays down some simple facts about why intervention in Syria isn't the best solution. However, I'm honestly still on the fence- the article's suggested solutions of 'Sign a petition. Call your representative. Get out in the streets.' are good, yes, but will they really stop a country from using napalm on it's own people?

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25 Biggest Man Made Environmental Disasters Of History

Tweet this video! - http://clicktotweet.com/c5y3L Our environment has been the victim of all sorts of attacks. Some of these attacks are natural such as hurr...

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
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This made me really, really sad. While I'm glad there's information like this out there for me to learn from, it still upsets me that humans- including myself- are capable of causing so much devastation to the earth; while doing so little about it. 

 

There is a definite use for this video in a unit about Civics and citizenship, with links to economics, history, and geography too. 

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Indigenous women's preferences for climate change adaptation and aquaculture development to build capacity in the Northern Territory | Humanitarian News

Indigenous women's preferences for climate change adaptation and aquaculture development to build capacity in the Northern Territory | Humanitarian News | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
Research was carried out on South Goulburn Island, Northern Territory, to improve understandings of local, Indigenous people’s dependency on marine resources, and of their perspectives on climate change, and aquaculture as a means towards adapting...

Via Global Aqua Link, ramblejamble
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Very cool! It's not only important to educate/raise awareness of sustainability and development; but the fact that most of the workshops focused on women is great, too- giving women important roles in society and educating women are important steps towards equality!

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Educational Virtual world brings Multi Platform Horrible Histories® to life - a browser world from Huzutech | Pervasive Entertainment Times | Scoop.it

Educational Virtual world brings Multi Platform Horrible Histories® to life - a browser world from Huzutech | Pervasive Entertainment Times | Scoop.it | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
Accessed through a web browser, the Horrible Histories® virtual world launched officially on September 1st 2011 Horrible Histories® World brings to life the hugely successful books and CBBC TV series.

Via siobhan-o-flynn
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This is so awesome! The Horrible HIstories books were the foundation of all my history learning as a child; the reason I wanted to be an archaeologist and a history teacher! 

I've known for years I'd be bringing my HH resources into the classroom- I'm so glad they're online now as well! 

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History

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Teaching government systems with gummy bears.

Via Carla Saunders
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If I ever teach a prep class, I know exactly what I'll be using to teach 90% of my humanities lessons. 

Awesome. 

 

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any fans of political philosophy out there?  this is quite hilarious! :D

 

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The man who wants to start a conversation about racism

The man who wants to start a conversation about racism | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
Tim Soutphommasane wants to encourage others to think deeply about national identity.
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"That first conversation is always the biggest challenge.''
I'm so happy that this man is Race Discrimination Commisioner. Not only is it a hugely important thing that we have a Race Discrimination Commisioner in the first place; the fact that we have someone who is clearly so passionate and educated on the subject is amazing. Helping tackle racism is such a huge issue; particularly in a nation that doesn't seem to view itself as racist, and Soutphommasane is right, the first conversation is the hardest. But having a conversation about race, and how a multicultural idenity isn't that bad an identity for Australia to have, is a conversation many of us need to have. 

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www.dysva.org Back-to-School for Parents of Students With LD - NCLD

www.dysva.org  Back-to-School for Parents of Students With LD - NCLD | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
This guide will help you better advocate for the needs of your child with LD so she isn’t lost in the shuffle. Learn how – and why – to become an effective advocate and ally for your child with LD.

Via Lou Salza
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Another great resource, though this one is for the parents of children with learning disabilities, not teachers.


It's got lots of information and tips to help you communicate with teachers at school on how to best help your child. It's also got a great overview of legal rights to assessment and assistance- it's very important to have a strong understanding of this so you can help your children out at much as possible!

I found this website after it was mentioned to me by a parent at work whose child has a learning disability; I'm glad I could track it down on scoop it and have a read.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, August 25, 2013 8:12 PM
What you’ll find insideTips for building and maintaining strong, positive relationships with your child’s teacher and others at school involved in her education.Five essential skills that will help you advocate effectively for your child at school.An overview of your child’s legal rights to assessment and assistance with a (possible) learning disability – and your right to participate in the process.Suggestions for making the most of your parent-teacher conference before, during, and after the meeting.A handy worksheet to help you prepare for successful meetings with key players at your child’s school.Recommended resources to expand your knowledge on this topic.
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Mayor Dean Talks About Proposed Site For New Sounds Stadium

Mayor Dean Talks About Proposed Site For New Sounds Stadium | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean spoke out about the proposed new home for the Nashville Sounds Friday morning, saying the process is further along than it's ever been.
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Of course there's a huge gap in views! So many white people think that their country/government/justice system is colour blind...unfortunately, it's not. 

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Mapped: Every Protest on the Planet Since 1979 - By J. Dana Stuster

Mapped: Every Protest on the Planet Since 1979 - By J. Dana Stuster | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
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While it's awesome to see that so many people are able to protest and have their voices heard (or, attempt to have their voices heard); it's also upsetting to know that there's such a huge need for protests- protests can only mean that people are feeling opressed, targeted, bullied, and hurt. 

 

This could easily be a very cool resource for history; showing children the sites of prevalent protests all over the world, and society/humanities based classes too, where you can take a bigger look at what caused these protests. 

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Strong women were pillars behind civil rights movement

Strong women were pillars behind civil rights movement | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
The March on Washington was a sign of unity and hope, but women were all but written out of the history surrounding that day.

Via J'nene Solidarity Kay, Deanna Dahlsad
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One of my favourite articles. Rosa Parks, who helped start the civil rights movement in America, is often completely overshadowed by Martin Luther King, even though it was her actions of staying seated on that bus that spurred him, and thousands of African Americans, on. The fact that to this day, Luther King Jr. still gets more recognition than Parks is ridiculous, given that they were both heroes and hugely important to gaining civil rights in the USA. 

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UK most unequal country in the West

UK most unequal country in the West | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
Britain is now the most unequal country in the Western world, an authoritative new United Nations report reveals. The gap between rich and poor is as great as in Nigeria.

Via ramblejamble
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'Close the Gap'- something that needs to be done in more places than just Australia. It's such a shame knowning that the US, Australia and the UK are world leaders in so many ways, yet many of us still can't get ourselves together enough to stand up and make a change about the way some people are treated; particularly in our own countries. 

We live in such an amazing nation. The UK is a world leader- they took over half the world at one stage! Yet there are such huge gaps in education, life expectancy, health, etc. It's ridiculous. How can we change it? How can we teach and encourage students to close the gap? 

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Cultural cringe: schoolchildren can't see the yoghurt for the trees

Cultural cringe: schoolchildren can't see the yoghurt for the trees | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
Cultural cringe: schoolchildren can't see the yoghurt for the trees (RT @smh: 27% of Australian children in final year of primary school are convinced yoghurt grows on trees http://t.co/PMPnl7Yu...

Via Catherine
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Uh oh. 

With the exception of school camps, I definitely agree that primary students don't really get to see much of what's beyond the city. The fact that these statistics exist shows that perhaps we need to take a better look at our curriculum, to see how we can change it to make information about where the world works and where things come from an active part of student's learning. 

 

Economics isn't really spoken about or taught in primary schools; at least not in the same way other humanities subjects are. I think it's very important that children have a higher understanding of how trade, consumerism, imports and exports, and the economy are all linked. We only start teaching children about economics in around year 5, which I think is totally ridiculous. 

 

Especially today, while the world is in such a state of economic unrest, it's very important that our youth understands how the economy works, on a local and global scale! These kids will be adults one day, and the earlier they understand how spending and earning works, the better. The reason we have so much economic trouble now is because too many people don't understand how economics work- they're not taught it. Teach children about money, and they'll actually know how to use it..

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Striking Syria: Illegal, immoral, and dangerous

Striking Syria: Illegal, immoral, and dangerous | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
Whatever Congress may decide, a US military strike against Syria would be a reckless and counterproductive move.
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This article, I feel, listed a lot more solutions, and ones that made more cohesive sense to me than the other scoop I just made. However, I'm not sure a peaceful solution is in sight, unfortunately. 

 

Still, articles, speeches, decisions, and anything else related to Syria and other current conflicts are things I will need to teach humanities in the future- links to the past to educate the future, yay! I think discussing hypothetical solutions to conflicts with upper primary students would be incredibly interesting, too. 

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San Antonio Passes LGBT Nondiscrimination Bill Amid Public Outcry

San Antonio Passes LGBT Nondiscrimination Bill Amid Public Outcry | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
Proponents of San Antonio’s protections wore red when testifying; opponents wore blue, showing a sharp divide during the many open forums.

Via DrSophi
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I'm so glad this bill passed- I have a friend who lives in San Antonio who was telling me recently about how much outrage there was surrounding it. The fact that there was outrage surrounding a bill that fought discrimination seems ridiculous; but at least it still managed to get past!

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WRoyce's comment, September 7, 2013 6:01 AM
This is so sad. It is ok to attack 1 in 7 male college students and soldiers. But, the aggressors need extra protection. Who will protect the victims?
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10 ways to encourage students to take responsibility for their learning…

10 ways to encourage students to take responsibility for their learning… | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
1. Don't make all the decisions Allow choice. Encourage students to make decisions about how they learn best. Create opportunities for them to pursue their own interests and practise skills in a va...
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My placement school is a PYP (IB) school, so I've been learning a lot about inquiry based learning; and the different ways that PYP schools function compared to other primary schools. I was looking up lessons involving open minded lessons and I came across this article, which I found incredibly helpful.

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Should education on homosexuality be added to sex education in schools - by Michelle Wilkinson - Helium

Should education on homosexuality be added to sex education in schools - by Michelle Wilkinson - Helium | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
Sex education programmes need to incorporate more than merely the biological aspects of sex and the importance of contraception.

Via Keith Heggart
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This is such an important discussion schools need to start having. Sex Education in schools has long been about biology, and where children come from- schools have been teaching about safe sex, and STIs, and condoms and how to use them for years; but it's all for heterosexual sex. None of my male GBTQI friends had any idea about safe gay sex, and it was exactly the same for all of my female friends. There's almost no sex education out there for gay teens, which means there's almost not chance they're having safe sex, either. 

 

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Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in 1960s

Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in 1960s | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it

Via Carla Saunders
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In interesting article on what life was like fifty years ago; it's still in our recent history that Aboriginies and Torres Strait Islanders had no rights. Even now, although laws are equal, life, for many, is not. 

 

I might use this in conjunction with the photo resource of America in 1950 and 2013; in a unit about racism/discrimination. 

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Which Australian political party are you most aligned with?

Which Australian political party are you most aligned with? | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
I just used Vote Compass, an online app from the ABC that showed me which Australian political parties share my views. Try it at http://www.abc.net.au/votecompass
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Not particularly handy for primary school students unless you're taking a unit on politics; but a very helpful link for first time voters, particularly with the upcoming election!

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Gay times, bad times

Gay times, bad times | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
Young homosexuals are suffering more abuse than ever, particularly in schools.
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My group used this article in a Society project the other day, and I remembered how much it got to me when it was first published. 

 

Someone from the Gay and Straight Alliance at my school had pinned it up on a noticeboard; and many of my friends read it. 

I had just come out as a lesbian- only to my closest friends- at the start of the year, and I remember reading this article and feeling all the pain running through me that the students- statistics, really- in the article felt. One of the girls in my group was standing next to me, and I don't know whether she had read the article too, or just my face, but she took my hand and squeezed it. The next day, each one of my friends was wearing a GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) rainbow ribbon. It was the most supported I'd ever felt. 

 

Articles like this, GSAs, and moments (and friends) like mine are what a lot of young Australians- LBGTQI and Straight- need. School is so hard without support, especially when you're carrying what can and will feel like a burden. 

Just like the links I've previously scooped on changing derogatory languages and behaviour when it comes to women, we must change attitudes towards sexuality as well. 

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The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper

The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it

Make a newspaper clipping with your own headline and story. 


Via Anthony Apergis
Lola Jennings- Edquist's insight:

This could be an excellent resource for evaluations, or even just a lesson. It can be used to teach children how to write non-fiction, or in article format; and how to present an issue from the world around them. Useful for a range of subjects and activities! 

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Anthony Apergis's curator insight, August 17, 2013 7:24 AM

Excellent for source evaluation activities

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Australia’s Aboriginal children detained at the world’s highest rates | Indymedia Australia

Australia’s Aboriginal children detained at the world’s highest rates | Indymedia Australia | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
Lola Jennings- Edquist's insight:

Sigh. For all that people love to claim Australia is the land of the fair go, and that we're sooooo far ahead of other countries in terms of racism/sexism/homophobia; we're still nine billion kinds of terrible. 

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Teaching citizenship in primary schools: a how-to guide

Teaching citizenship in primary schools: a how-to guide | Humanities: History and Society. | Scoop.it
Teaching complex citizenship issues at primary level can be challenging. Nick Morrison explores how to broach the subject and integrate it into school life – as well as the curriculum
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A great article on the issues/hardships of teaching citizenship in PS. It's not a part of the curriculum in many schools (as in, not it's own subject); yet learning how to become a local and global citizen is a hugely important skill to children. 

How can we teach it in an inclusive and understandable way? 

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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 | Humanities: History and Society. | 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.)

Via Seth Dixon
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The history nerd in me died a little. This is AWESOME. It's the kind of thing I would have wanted (and still do) stuck up on my wall as a giant poster. 

Definitely would be a bit advanced for younger years classrooms, but it's something I would look into putting up in a five/six or high school classroom. 

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Shelby Redman's curator insight, December 2, 2013 2:23 PM

This is really neat

Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, January 24, 7:38 PM

Often times I find it hard to think of history as simply a recolection of time. Youspend your childhood looking at timelines and learning history linearly you often forget that this is not the case. I found this work to be very asthetically pleasing and helpful as well.

Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, January 24, 7:55 PM

Often times I find it hard to think of history as simply a recolection of time. Youspend your childhood looking at timelines and learning history linearly you often forget that this is not the case. I found this work to be very asthetically pleasing and helpful as well.