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Treasure discovered between pages of second- hand books

Treasure discovered between pages of second- hand books | Science | Scoop.it
“ A Brisbane bookshop is collecting items left behind in second-hand books and blogging about it.”
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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, August 14, 2014 5:42 PM

How good is this? Primary sources, family history and some wonderful stories accidentally left behind...how could you use this idea in the classroom (or staff room)?

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Eureka Rebellion

“ A history assignment about the Eureka Rebellion”
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Trudy Pretorius's curator insight, September 5, 2013 9:17 AM

You Tube clip with a brief run down of the Eureka Stockade the intro of Peter Lalor's political career. 

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MyReadingMapped™- interactive maps of historic events

MyReadingMapped™- interactive maps of historic events | Science | Scoop.it
“ Google Maps of historic events such as explorer expeditions, sunken ships, aviation crashes, environmental disasters, ancient ruins and battle sites.”
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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, June 19, 2014 12:25 AM

Fantastic resource for history and geography teachers and students...WARNING: it's very  addictive!

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Online Quizzes for Regional Geography

Online Quizzes for Regional Geography | Science | Scoop.it
"For Regional Geography, I ask that all my students take an online quizzes before coming to class because it is very difficult to intelligently discuss European issues if you don’t know the countries of Europe, where they are and what other countries are on their borders. Quizzes and knowing places doesn’t define geography, but if geography were English literature, knowing about places could be described as the alphabet–before you write a sonnet or critique an essay, you better know your ABC’s and basic grammar. Given that, I like the Lizard Point Geography quizzes, Sheppard Software quizzes and those from Click that ‘Hood; they are simple, straightforward and comprehensive."
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Island Biogeography

Part I, island biogeography in a World Regional context...click here to watch part II, why island biogeography matters in places that aren't on islands. All links archived at: http://geographyeducation.org/2013/12/06/island-biogeography/
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Walled World

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“We chart the routes of, and reasons for, the barriers which are once again dividing populations”
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Place-based Geography Videos

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Professor Seth Dixon shares over 50 of his favorite geography videos in this online map http://bit.ly/KDY6C2
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40 more maps that explain the world

40 more maps that explain the world | Science | Scoop.it
“I've searched wide and far for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not.”
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The Mystery House

"In Raleigh, N.C., there's a house... or what looks like a house. What's hidden inside is more important than most people realize. Read the story: http://wunc.org/post/video-whats-inside-house-wade-avenue "
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All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella

All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella | Science | Scoop.it
“Turkish hazelnuts, Malaysian palm oil, Nigerian cocoa, Brazilian sugar, French vanilla...”Some 250,000 tons of Nutella are now sold across 75 countries around the world every year, according to the OECD. Nutella is a perfect example of what globalization has meant for popular foodstuffs: Not only is it sold everywhere, but its ingredients are sourced from all over the place too.
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Moments in Time - interactive timeline from ABC Splash

Moments in Time - interactive timeline from ABC Splash | Science | Scoop.it
“ Moments in Time is an interactive timeline presenting key events that occurred around the world between 650 and 1918 CE....”
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National Museum of Australia - Gold rush – Flash interactive

National Museum of Australia - Gold rush – Flash interactive | Science | Scoop.it
“ Years 3–6 Australian history”
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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, February 26, 2013 6:32 PM

This interactive game focuses on the height of the Ballarat gold rush in 1865 and fits with the Australian Curriculum:history Stage 2 topic 'Australian Colonies'.

I like how the game uses objects and artefacts from the National Musem of Australia, however, it's a shame there isn't more emphasis on asking historical questions and engaging students in historical inquiry. Teachers could make sure that their students have the opportunity to generate questions that guide their inquiry before playing the game.

 

 

Christine Lucas's curator insight, April 1, 2013 7:09 PM

love that it's interactive for students and fits nicely into the KLA outcomes.

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Australian Ghost Town Of Gold Rush Days (1963) - YouTube

“ Walhalla, Australia GV. Picturesque valley in Australia with small town Walhalla looking like a set from a western film. MS. Old fashioned bandstand in Walha...”
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Soviet Bus Stops

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"Photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30,000 km by car, bike, bus and taxi in 13 countries discovering and documenting these unexpected treasures of modern art. From the shores of the Black Sea to the endless Kazakh steppe, the bus stops show the range of public art from the Soviet era and give a rare glimpse into the creative minds of the time."


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Jared Medeiros's curator insight, March 9, 2015 6:04 PM

A new way to observe and appreciate architecture and creativity from a different culture.  I love the idea of the book to show how something so ordinary and overlooked in everyday society like a bus stop can be turned into works of art.  It would be cool to see this inspire other artists to turn other modern day things into cool works of art.  How awesome would this have been 20 years ago if they did things like this to phone booths?

Louis Mazza's curator insight, April 21, 2015 1:18 PM

This article is a collage of soviet bustops, which happen to be extravagant. Some of them are ancient looking made out of cement. Some have highly decorated sculptures of the sickle and hammer soviet sign. Others are large sheltered areas to protect citizens. By looking at the high scale of bustops, and large amount, it shows that the population must use a lot of bus transport. Some of these bustop are very nice looking, elegant, unique, or a distinct representation of Russian History. It is unique to see a different spin on a Bustop, something that seems so repetitive at Kennedy Plaza here in Providence.

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, December 13, 2015 4:55 PM

for as monstrous as the soviet union was, they did care about appearances and the safety of their people. these bus stops show some of the wonderful aspects of soviet architecture. in addition, you can see bus stops in the middle of nowhere. this is the same mindset that made the soviets build nuclear shelters for the majority of their populace.

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Top 20 Earth Images

Top 20 Earth Images | Science | Scoop.it
“With five satellites scanning the globe, DigitalGlobe has collected impressive imagery of planet Earth this year. Check out their top 20 images here.”
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All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella

All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella | Science | Scoop.it
“Turkish hazelnuts, Malaysian palm oil, Nigerian cocoa, Brazilian sugar, French vanilla...”Some 250,000 tons of Nutella are now sold across 75 countries around the world every year, according to the OECD. Nutella is a perfect example of what globalization has meant for popular foodstuffs: Not only is it sold everywhere, but its ingredients are sourced from all over the place too.
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Income inequality seen in satellite images from Google Earth

Income inequality seen in satellite images from Google Earth | Science | Scoop.it
Nice visual on differences in income, with associated paper. No stats needed here; a simple exploratory/observational curiosity is all you need. A great starter for classroom discussions/lab activities. Start with this primer where you can see the distinct difference.
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An astonishing, dangerous cold snap is about to descend on the U.S.

An astonishing, dangerous cold snap is about to descend on the U.S. | Science | Scoop.it
“Some of the coldest air in years, if not decades, is poised to pour into the U.S., with mind-boggling low temperatures.”
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Population by Latitude and Longitude

Population by Latitude and Longitude | Science | Scoop.it
“Radical Cartography, brought to you by Bill Rankin”
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Great Circle Mapper

Great Circle Mapper | Science | Scoop.it
"The Great Circle Mapper displays maps and computes distances along a geodesic path. It includes an extensive, searchable database of airports and other locations."
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Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States | Science | Scoop.it
"The Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond has created an enhanced version of the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, which was published in 1932. The atlas, which took dozens of researchers to assemble, used maps to illustrate a variety of political, demographic and economic concepts."
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Historians on Twitter

Historians on Twitter | Science | Scoop.it
Check out this amazing list of historians and history teachers to follow....
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