Browse the timeline of war and conflict across the globe.
This database of global wars and conflicts is searchable through space and time. You can drag and click both the map and timeline to locate particular battles and wars, and then read more information about that conflict. This resource would be a great one to show students and let them explore to find what they see as interesting. This site is brimming with potential.
Students’ participation in online discussions is central in online learning courses as it contributes to a participative and meaningful instruction where learners build their knowledge in a constructive way with instructors, colleagues, informal sources and by reflecting upon the process.
Debbie Morrison is posting a triplet series on how to create effective discussions in an online learning environment. In part I she presents components which make online discussions effective, namely:
1. A solid course design
2. Guidelines and expectations for students
3. Well constructed topics/questions
4. The existence of a skilled facilitator or moderator
5. An assessment component
Wang Y. & Victor Der-Thang Chen (2008). Essential Elements in Designing Online Discussions to Promote Cognitive Presence, Journal of Asynchronous Communication. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 3-4 (12).
Wade, D. A., Bentley, J. P. H., & Waters, S. H. (2006). Twenty guidelines for successful threaded discussions: A learning environment approach. Distance Learning, 3(3), 1-8.
If you are looking for a free alternative to Prezi, then try Impress.js and Impressionist. Impress.js is a free presentation tool inspired by the Prezi platform that can be used for creating attractive presentations.
Time lapsed images of Earth that the astronauts on board the International Space Station see at night. The clip is narrated by Dr. Justin Wilkinson of NASA's Johnson Space Center. Great views of contries, cities, mountains, waterways, lightning storms and atmosphere.
The ranking criteria discussed here would be a great assignment for US History or Government students learning about the different roles of the US President. The assignement could lead into a great debate on who was, in fact, the best president.
An interactive series of maps show possible new additions to the world’s list of independent nations.
This is great way to show examples of devolution and political instability. Included are 11 potential scenarios where further fragmentation/disintegration might occur or even greater regional integration that would redraw the map. These case studies include: Somalia, Korea, Azerbaijan, Belgium and the Arabian Gulf Union.
Tags: political, devolution, supranationalism, war, autonomy, unit 4 political.
Colorado State professor Jonathan Rees teaches U.S. history and, like many teachers, every few years responds to major events by adding them to his lectures. But that means other important events get left behind.
This pertains not only to leveraging social media to improve the classroom experience, but also to developing students' social media skills. If advertising, marketing, and public relations majors aren't learning how to integrate ...
This map is a graphical representation of the Dashboard’s available data on foreign assistance appropriations by fiscal year. The darker a country’s shading appears on the map, the more funding that U.S. Government country office received in that fiscal year. Users can switch between fiscal years by using the dropdown box in the top right corner of the page. Users can choose a country by clicking the map or by selecting the name of the country from the drop down box above.