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These resources focus on different programs and approaches for incorporating the study of geog. into discussions of history & current events
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A history of conflicts

Browse the timeline of war and conflict across the globe.
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SHOW®/WORLD - A New Way To Look At The World

SHOW®/WORLD - A New Way To Look At The World | Infusing Geography into the Study of History | Scoop.it
Learn about the world by changing the familiar map. Select a subject from the top menu and watch the map resize. A countrys total area no longer represents land mass, but items relevant to the subject (i.e.
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nuclear testing visualization/mapping

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea's two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).

 

Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing"the fear and folly of nuclear weapons." It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming.

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Growth Rings – Maps Of U.S. Population Change, 2000-2010

Growth Rings – Maps Of U.S. Population Change, 2000-2010 | Infusing Geography into the Study of History | Scoop.it

WHETHER BY BIRTH, STORM, OR INTEREST-ONLY LOAN, our nation’s population is perpetually shifting – from neighborhood to neighborhood and state to state – and now, Census data in hand, we present the past decade’s growth and decline as a series of high-resolution maps.

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David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | The Collection

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | The Collection | Infusing Geography into the Study of History | Scoop.it

Welcome to the David Rumsey Map Collection Database and Blog. The Map Database has many viewers and the Blog has numerous categories.

 

The historical map collection has over 34,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented.

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MapAList - Create and Manage Maps of Address Lists

MapAList - Create and Manage Maps of Address Lists | Infusing Geography into the Study of History | Scoop.it
free wizard for creating and managing customized google maps of address lists, the addresses for the map come from your own google spreadsheet, no coding required, modify your address list and the map is automatically updated, you can privately be...
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Mapped historical photos from collections large and small | SepiaTown

SepiaTown lets you view and share thousands of mapped historical images from around the globe.
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The map as history : a multimedia atlas of world history with animated historical maps

The map as history : a multimedia atlas of world history with animated historical maps | Infusing Geography into the Study of History | Scoop.it

The largest on-line collection of animated historical maps

For students: a learning tool to increase comprehension and retention
For teachers: a ready-made teaching tool to add visual impact in the classroom
For history buffs: new technology to add new perspectives

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Teaching History with Google Earth « Teaching (and Learning) with Google Earth

Teaching History with Google Earth « Teaching (and Learning) with Google Earth | Infusing Geography into the Study of History | Scoop.it

When we look at history textbooks, we can see a lot of maps with arrows and lines to indicate various information, such as attack routes or the reign of a kingdom. However, students find difficult to understand the maps mainly because the map is partial or the map contained information rather ineffectively.

 

With the advent of Google Earth, history teachers are now able to show the historical knowledge more efficiently and fun. With user-friendly features, Google Earth enabled people to easily visualize data on the globe. With Google Earth, not only can teachers effectively teach history by visualizing data on the program through the screen, but also students can feel history class more comfortable and not boring.

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Google Earth and History

Suggestions for rationale and uses in the classroom.

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Google Earth - Tutorial - Historical Imagery

Google Earth - Tutorial - Historical Imagery | Infusing Geography into the Study of History | Scoop.it
Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.
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Teaching Silk Road History with Google Earth by Ruth Mostern | Center for Research on Teaching Excellence

Teaching Silk Road History with Google Earth by Ruth Mostern | Center for Research on Teaching Excellence | Infusing Geography into the Study of History | Scoop.it

In Spring 2010, as a professor of history at UC Merced and an expert in spatial history, I taught my Silk Road course using digital history methods. This class about the history of travel, exchange, and politics across Eurasia covered covers tens of thousands of miles of territory, many of the world’s religions, dozens of languages, and the entirety of human history from hominid migrations to contemporary conflicts in Iran and Afghanistan.

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Historypin |

Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together to share glimpses of the past and build up the story of human history.
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EarthPulse 2010 - Vital Statistics Map - National Geographic

EarthPulse 2010 - Vital Statistics Map - National Geographic | Infusing Geography into the Study of History | Scoop.it
Map and compare global trends. Explore related essays, photo galleries, and information graphics.
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Middle East Protests: An animated map.

Middle East Protests: An animated map. | Infusing Geography into the Study of History | Scoop.it

The protests that drove Hosni Mubarak out of power in Egypt were only the beginning of a wave of civil unrest that has boiled over into nearly all of the Middle East. Tunisia had already driven longtime President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from office, and by the beginning of February, unrest had spread to Jordan, Lebanon, and Sudan. Many more countries were to follow. This map depicts the tides of protests and government retaliations day by day, beginning in Tunisia and ending with the unresolved conflict in Libya. You can click through the days one by one with the green arrows or choose "Autoplay." To get the big picture, just turn off the info boxes and crank up the speed.

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Isarithmic History of the Two-Party Vote

Using county-level data, I spatially and temporally interpolated presidential vote returns for the two major party candidates in each election from 1920-2008. The result illuminates the sometimes gradual, sometimes rapid change in the geographic basis of presidential partisanship.

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Per Square Mile: Income inequality, as seen from space

Per Square Mile: Income inequality, as seen from space | Infusing Geography into the Study of History | Scoop.it

Last week, I wrote about how urban trees—or the lack thereof—can reveal income inequality. After writing that article, I was curious, could I actually see income inequality from space? It turned out to be easier than I expected.

 

Below are satellite images from Google Earth that show two neighborhoods from a selection of cities around the world. In case it isn’t obvious, the first image is the less well-off neighborhood, the second the wealthier one.

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ChartsBin.com - Visualize your data

ChartsBin.com - Visualize your data | Infusing Geography into the Study of History | Scoop.it
ChartsBin.com is a web-based data visualization tool that will allow everyone to quickly and easily create rich interactive visualizations with their own data.
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Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before

Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before | Infusing Geography into the Study of History | Scoop.it

Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.
There are now nearly 700 maps. Maps 1-366 are also available as PDF posters. Use the menu above to find a map of interest. To learn a little more about this and other map projections read this: Worldmapper and map projections.
In 2009 we added a new series of maps of the world's population using a new mapping technique: Worldmapper Population Atlas

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United States Historical Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online

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Google Earth Education Community

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Files to explore history related sources.

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Google Earth | Teachinghistory.org

Google Earth | Teachinghistory.org | Infusing Geography into the Study of History | Scoop.it

Google Earth's main benefit is its ability to put the world's geographic information in the reach of students and educators, allowing them to manipulate and create their own geography-based visuals to augment historical learning. In the Showcase section, history teachers can browse through products focusing on "U.S. Presidents" or "Historical Imagery" to familiarize themselves with Google Earth.

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Google Earth Hacks - User Files

Google Earth Hacks - User Files | Infusing Geography into the Study of History | Scoop.it

Hundreds of History files for use in Google Earth

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