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Best of History Web Sites

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Best of History Web Sites, created by EdTechTeacher, is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites and activities.

 

"Designed for history educators and students, this useful portal provides access to more than 700 of the best history resources online. Sites are organized into 10 categories—Prehistory, Ancient/Biblical, Medieval, U.S History, Early Modern European, 20th Century, World War II, Art History, General Resources, and Maps. Many of the five-star Pre-history, Ancient, and Medieval sites are hosted by Smithsonian Institution, PBS, and the Internet History Sourcebooks; and the Library of Congress is the creator of a wide-range of top-rated sites for U.S. history. The 20th-century and World War II sections are voluminous, the latter presenting 42 sites. There are three special categories: Lesson Plans/Activities, Multimedia, and Research. "Multimedia" includes 18 map sites, including the Rumsey collection with more than 8,000 maps. Instructors will find the section on "Teaching with Technology" especially informative. It offers articles and advice about integrating computers into lessons and links to dozens of useful resources on teaching with technology. Visitors can sign up to receive monthly email updates." --review from http://teachinghistory.org


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How The USA Expanded In One Mesmerizing Animated GIF

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Amazing work from wikipedia, summarizing the evolution of the US formation, originally here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_evolution_of_the_United_States

 

Tags: USA, historical, visualization. 


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Paige T's comment, September 17, 2012 10:19 AM
This is very interesting because I had no idea that the United States had gone under such transformation. Even within certain borders, there is much change in respect to who the area belongs to. You definitely have to watch it a few times to get the full affect though.
Lindsey Robinson's comment, September 17, 2012 10:21 AM
Although the moving image makes it hard to actually pinpoint the U.S expansion at specific dates, I don't think that is the point of the map. The point of the map is to show how many times territories have changed, etc. I really like the map.. I have never seen anything like it.
Jesse Gauthier's comment, September 17, 2012 10:42 AM
The United States has changed drastically through the years with state borders, but I noticed that the regions' labels of the country are still similar today. For example, the southwest is much more divided today but still classified as a region with plenty of Spanish culture.
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Thematic

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This division of resources was designed to roughly follow the AP Human Geography Course Outline.  Obviously there will be some overlap and a few gaps, but I hope that the resources can be of use to...

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Seth Dixon's comment, July 31, 2012 10:44 AM
You scooped my site before I even go around to it! Now that is on the ball!
dilaycock's comment, July 31, 2012 5:56 PM
This is such a great resource Seth. Thanks so much for it, and all your other great stuff @APHumanGeography
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Coping with Kony 2012 » DigGeog - Digital Geography

Coping with Kony 2012 » DigGeog - Digital Geography | Africa Unit Scoop it | Scoop.it
I guide them to consider the geography of Central Africa, the difficulty of fighting small guerrilla groups, and the relentless stress on isolated rural communities. Is the Kony 2012 message too simple?
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Africa begins to rise above aid

Africa begins to rise above aid | Africa Unit Scoop it | Scoop.it
Many African countries are moving out of aid dependency as the private sector boosts economic growth on the continent...
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Libya Map: Get into the geography of Libya

Libya Map: Get into the geography of Libya | Africa Unit Scoop it | Scoop.it
Libya is the fourth largest country in African content. The map of Libya country indicates the different municipality of the country by various colors. Political divisions, mineral distribution and location of the country can be viewed in the map.
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Spatial Thinking Key to Solving Crime

Spatial Thinking Key to Solving Crime | Africa Unit Scoop it | Scoop.it

What are all these news reporters and school administrators doing in my classroom?  Monday, September 24, 2012 was most certainly an interesting day in my Mapping Our Changing World (GEOG 201) class...

 

One of my students applied some mapping skills and spatial analysis to a string of unsolved bank robberies in Rhode Island.  After 7 months of eluding capture with at least 8 robberies under his belt, the "bearded bandit" was apprehended less than 48 hours after my student handed over his analysis to a contact in the police department.  Coincidence?  I think not!  Great work Nic, showing that spatial thinking and geographic skills can be applied to a wide range of disciplines and activities. 


Tags: RhodeIsland, GIS, mapping, GeographyEducation, edtech.   


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Elizabeth Allen's comment, September 25, 2012 8:07 PM
Wow! Awesome story. Professor Dixon thanks for sharing this. Nic must be thrilled and you must be proud!
Matt Mallinson's comment, September 26, 2012 10:11 AM
Awesome presentation of it all, it was very interesting.
Victoria Morgia Jamolod-Umbo's comment, September 27, 2012 8:58 AM
This is a great development! Today, there are so many unsolved crimes because of lack of investigative skills of our investigating authorities. So, if this new way of solving crimes can really help victims to attain justice, then we have to support it, by all means....
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Teachers and the 9/11 Anniversary

Teachers and the 9/11 Anniversary | Africa Unit Scoop it | Scoop.it
Teachers describe how they used technology, collaboration and Times materials to teach about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

 

Some more important ideas with great applications.


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What is Geo-literacy?

Geo-literacy extends far beyond knowing where places are on a map.  National Geographic Education has put an emphasis on geoliteracy, which entails spatial thinking skills and understanding systems in addition to content knowledge about locations and places. 


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Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:33 PM

Geo literacy explained to all people that don't know I Teacher Much more than just places...

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Geo-literacy extends far beyond knowing where places are on a map.  National Geographic Education has put an emphasis on geo-literacy, which entails spatial thinking skills and understanding systems in addition to content knowledge about locations and places.

Kyle Kampe's curator insight, May 28, 2014 11:09 PM

In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concepts of geo-literacy and spatial perspective because it indicates that for a population to be knowledgeable about geography, it must go above the mere rote memorization of toponyms and instead explore the spatial characteristics of places.

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Top 10 eBooks for Social Studies Teachers

Top 10 eBooks for Social Studies Teachers | Africa Unit Scoop it | Scoop.it
With hundreds of different topics to study between the major Social Studies disciplines, it can be a complete drag to pick out the best eBooks for your students.

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World Geography Agenda Jan 30 - Feb 3 - Ms. Keilman's Blog

World Geography Agenda Jan 30 - Feb 3 - Ms. Keilman's Blog | Africa Unit Scoop it | Scoop.it
Africa Unit Resources · Classroom Policies · Cobb County Schools Geography Blog Link · Contact Information · Contests · Current Events · Economics · Email Mrs. Keilman · EOCT Review Materials · EOCT Review Question of ...
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allAfrica.com: North Africa: The Forgotten Uprising - Climate Change & North Africa

allAfrica.com: North Africa: The Forgotten Uprising - Climate Change & North Africa | Africa Unit Scoop it | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience...
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