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40 maps that explain the Roman Empire

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire | World History Semester I | Scoop.it
2000 years ago today, the Roman Emperor Augustus died. His reign marked the start of a 200-year period of peace and prosperity for the empire.
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The Real Pirates of the Caribbean

The Real Pirates of the Caribbean | World History Semester I | Scoop.it

Explore the travels and exploits of five real pirates of the Caribbean. Click through the tabs to track the adventures of each pirate overlaid on Spanish ports and pirate strongholds in the area. Zoom into the map to see additional detail.


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Louis Mazza's curator insight, February 5, 1:37 PM

This is an interactive map that takes you along the routes of the real pirates of the Caribbean. These pirates sailed mainly along the Atlantic coast of the America's with some venturing further eastward. this maps shares the story of 5 famous pirates. Some pirates like William Parker, an Englishman made their living robbing Spanish treasure fleets.  other pirates like Blackbeard, known for his imposing size and black beard relied more on his reputation that continuous acts to strike fear into others. when Blackbeard pulled up, give up the treasure, HAHA. others like Henry Morgan went on to bigger things, Morgan became a lieutenant governor of Jamaica.

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Jared Medeiros's curator insight, February 11, 10:00 PM

This pirate excursion map is so cool and gives a great look at the travels of different pirates.  As we get farther away from these time periods, it seems like the idea of these Caribbean pirates are fictional.  To hear true historical events about these individual pirates is very interesting.  I would  love to take a time machine back to Port Royal during these times to experience that madness.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 28, 9:34 AM

Imagine the horror a native of the Caribbean must have felt when white men came into their scenic lands and pillaged their villages and plundered their treasuries? Blackbeard otherwise known as Edward Teach, would light slow burning cannon fuses and place them in his beard to create an aura about him as he fought and raided these port of call. Calico Jack Rackham, a great pirate name if there ever was one, was best known for having  a pair of female pirates aboard. Instantly becomes one of my heroes! Then you have William Parker who was actually an opportunist backed by England who plundered Spanish treasures throughout Central America. Here is my favorite pirate joke; what is a pirate's favorite letter? "R" you say? No, it's the letter "C", pirates love the sea....

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This is a Map of Every War Ever

This is a Map of Every War Ever | World History Semester I | Scoop.it
The Battle of Jericho is the first entry in a massive project that sees the dates, locations, and brief descriptions for thousands of human conflicts overlaid on a scrollable, zoom-able map...
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The Role of Place in Discovery and Innovation

The Role of Place in Discovery and Innovation | World History Semester I | Scoop.it
The Kauffman Foundation's Samuel Arbesman on his new book, The Half-Life of Facts.

 

Some good graphs on place and the innovation of print.

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The History Place - Great Speeches Collection

Speeches that move and inspire from all of History.
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This is a Map of Every War Ever

This is a Map of Every War Ever | World History Semester I | Scoop.it
The Battle of Jericho is the first entry in a massive project that sees the dates, locations, and brief descriptions for thousands of human conflicts overlaid on a scrollable, zoom-able map...
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