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Inside WWII: Interactive Maps

Inside WWII: Interactive Maps | Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
Go inside World War II and get new insight into the people, battles and events you thought you knew.

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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.

Al Picozzi's curator insight, July 23, 2013 1:25 PM

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.

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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The "Known World" from 2348 B.C. to now as a GIF

The "Known World" from 2348 B.C. to now as a GIF | Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
Englishman Edward Quin’s 1830 atlas, Historical Atlas in a Series of Maps of the World as Known at Different Periods, with an Historical Narrative, featured 21 plates that visually depicted what Quin called “the world as known at different...

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 17, 2014 9:05 AM

The "known" world is a very slippery, problematic concept.  What is known to some is not known to others and this establishes a Meditterranean 'core' area as the heart of the known world.  Nonetheless, this is still a fascinating GIF that shows the expansion of exploration and globalization. 

Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, January 22, 2014 3:10 PM

Visualización de 21 láminas de un atlas histórico inglés de 1830

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The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart | Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here.)

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Shelby Redman's curator insight, December 2, 2013 2:23 PM

This is really neat

Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, January 24, 2014 7:38 PM

Often times I find it hard to think of history as simply a recolection of time. Youspend your childhood looking at timelines and learning history linearly you often forget that this is not the case. I found this work to be very asthetically pleasing and helpful as well.

Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, January 24, 2014 7:55 PM

Often times I find it hard to think of history as simply a recolection of time. Youspend your childhood looking at timelines and learning history linearly you often forget that this is not the case. I found this work to be very asthetically pleasing and helpful as well.