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Civil War Battles & Casualties

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Via Seth Dixon
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This is just an amazing resource that tells the military side of the Civil War.  This war claimed more US casualties than World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined.  A great resource to use to show the geogaphy of the war, the theaters of war that were themost imortant and how the Union wanted to fight the war.  Watch the time lapse of the map and it will show the pattern of the conflict as the war progressed.

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, November 18, 2013 1:11 PM

Awesome interactive map of Civil War battles

Arlis Groves's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:09 PM

This interactive map can be a helpful resource for details about battle casualties.

Teresa M. Nash's comment, November 28, 2013 2:20 AM
Awesome!
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Inside WWII: Interactive Maps

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Go inside World War II and get new insight into the people, battles and events you thought you knew.

Via Joe Andrade, Amy Marques
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Nice quick way to get the user to see some of the key aspects of the War.  Showing the pan-germanism that Hitler esposed when taking the Sudetenland in the former Czechoslovakia to showing the suffering the civilian population of Leningrad.

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Joe Andrade's curator insight, July 8, 2013 1:14 AM

These interactive maps show the events of the second world war in a new and interesting way. It allows users to see some of the geographic motives for the war, such as Germanys quest for "Lebensraum" or living space and  Japans expansion into neighboring countries for materials such as oil. It demonstrates how studying geography and history go hand in hand, it is important to understand geographic principals to understand why history plays out the way it did. 

Amy Marques's curator insight, July 22, 2013 7:54 PM

This is a great website! It shows never before seen photos from WWII. Something to notice about the photos is the section on Japanese-Americans. It's an eye opener to the way in which Japanese-Americans were treated during WWII. Many americans are almost blind to what the US was trying to end, German expansion in Europe and ending the holocaust, however at the same time, we had our own concentration camps here in CalifornIa.

Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 12, 2013 10:53 PM

World War II had a profound impact on so many places; the issues that contributed to these events and complex and inter-related.  This interactive with videos, pictures and commentary is a veritable treasure trove of resources for teachers and students alike.  

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U.S. states renamed - Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community

U.S. states renamed - Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community | Als Return to Education | Scoop.it
131 – US States Renamed For Countries With Similar GDPs Strange Maps
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Love this site.  This map is great.  Some of the states have a GDP equal to and great than some of th G8 nations, look at California! 

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Interactive Map Showing Immigration Data Since 1880

Interactive Map Showing Immigration Data Since 1880 | Als Return to Education | Scoop.it
See how foreign-born groups settled in your area and across the United States from 1880 to 2000.
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Great interactive map that will show the number of immegrants and where they settled after arriving in the US.  Great way to show the change in immigration over time to the Unites States.

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World War II Military Situation Maps

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The World War II Military Situation Maps, housed in the Geography and Maps division at the Library of Congress, show troop positions beginning on June 6, 1944 to July 26, 1945.

Via Donna Gehring
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Some great maps from the time showing some of the most important battles of WWII.  Some great detail of the units involved in the D-Day invasion.  What they actully had to overcome is, still to this day, incredible.

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BEA Regional Economic Accounts

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Data on state and local area personal income (state quarterly, annual; local area annual), gross state product, GSP, GDP by state (current, historical GDP by state), Gross Domestic Product by State, regional input-output modeling (RIMS II),...
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Great site that has a ton of data.  Take a look at the map section as you can create your own maps with whatever economic data for any geographic location in the US.  Great information here.

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Maps of War ::: Visual History of War, Religion, and Government

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Maps-of-War is a multimedia site dedicated to producing diverse, creative visuals that enhance our understanding of war and its history.
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Nice quick site of Maps.  The one pictured show decmocracy spread from the start of recorded time to modern times in about 90 seconds.  Other maps are very interesting, the History of Religion for example.  Nice site to check out.

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Geography and Science Fiction: the Creation of Realistic Alternative Worlds

Geography and Science Fiction: the Creation of Realistic Alternative Worlds | Als Return to Education | Scoop.it
(Note to readers: As GeoCurrents is technically on vacation, it seems like a good time to explore an issue that falls outside of the blog’s basic field of concern.
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Being a fan of science fiction, I have always found it amazing how they can create world after world after world each unique, but in some way based on real geogrphic conditions.  Not just space fiction, looks at the maps and worlds created for Lord of trhe Rings and Game of Thrones or even the online games of World of Warcaft and Lord of the Rings Online.

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serio-comic war map 1877 - showing whats coming in WWI

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Map of Europe show in a comical way, however it shows how the Powers of Europe were being seen.  Russia as an octopus trying to exapnd with tentacles around the Ottoman Empire and Persia.  Notice the wound on a tentacle representing the Crimean War of 1853-56, and the Tentacle around Poland.  The Ottoman Empire is trying to keep the Russians away with a pistol as it keeps and eye on Bulgaria.  The Germans are also trying to hold back the Russians.  Austria is trying to stop Hungry drom going after Russia(remeber the Austria Empire in now the dual monarchy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire).  France is looking at Germany to get back for the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871, Englnad is looking over to see what is happening.  Italy, Spain and Portugal are not interested in anyone elses problems but their own.  The map is in the rough shpae of Europe, no were near any scale, but showing a region that has issues that would seen lead to WWI.  See http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=serio-comic+war+map+1877&id=1DC7CBBBF24DE91107D8FA1BE52CE4849F9DFBEA&FORM=IQFRBA#view=detail&id=C20F2B322258EEF70917AA6F0BF4BB2AFBB80C7A&selectedIndex=11 for a close up view of the map.

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