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A map of 19th Century shipping routes and nothing else

A map of 19th Century shipping routes and nothing else | United States History | Scoop.it
Nautical trade routes stretch like so many lengths of string in this arresting visualization of intercontinental commerce in the 1800s.

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Composite Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Composite Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake | United States History | Scoop.it

"Since 2010, San Francisco photographer Shawn Clover has been working on a striking series of then and now composite photos of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. To create the series, Clover collected archival photos of the earthquake’s aftermath. He then replicated the photos himself, down to the location, camera position and focal length (to the best of his estimation). The resulting composite photos hauntingly combine stark images of the earthquake’s devastation with modern scenes of life in San Francisco."

 


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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, January 14, 2014 1:35 PM

We are nearly at the 20th Anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake here in L.A.  I suspect we will see many such "then and now" stories over the next week.  But the most striking examples come from the coastal quake in 1906 which in almost every dimension rewrote the story of San Francisco (and much of California).

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Project provides big lessons from a brief history of us - The Seattle Times

Project provides big lessons from a brief history of us - The Seattle Times | United States History | Scoop.it
Project provides big lessons from a brief history of us The Seattle Times He explains that Big History draws on the sciences, history, the arts disciplines and has a clear purpose — to give us a better understanding of how our world came to be and...
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Beyond the Bubble

Beyond the Bubble | United States History | Scoop.it

Beyond the Bubble unlocks the vast digital archive of the Library of Congress to create a new generation of history assessments. Developed by the Stanford History Education Group (http://sheg.stanford.edu), Beyond the Bubble is the cornerstone of SHEG’s membership in the Library of Congress’s Teaching with Primary Sources Educational Consortium. We “go beyond the bubble” by offering easy-to-use assessments that capture students’ knowledge in action – rather than their recall of discrete facts.

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Tumult and Tragedy, Introduction and Acknowledgements

Tumult and Tragedy, Introduction and Acknowledgements | United States History | Scoop.it
Tumult and Tragedy” explores the story of a remarkable period in Michigan’s history- The 1913-14 Copper Miner's Strike.
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C-SPAN | Congress, Politics, Books, U.S. History

C-SPAN | Congress, Politics, Books, U.S. History | United States History | Scoop.it

C-SPAN is a private, non-profit public service of the cable television industry that covers the political process. C-SPAN receives no funding from any government. C-SPAN’s operating revenues come from license fees paid by cable systems and satellite companies that offer the network to their customers.

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Historical Thinking Matters: home page

Historical Thinking Matters: home page | United States History | Scoop.it

Historical Thinking Matters is a website focused on key topics in U.S. history, that is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives.

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Home page | Stanford History Education Group

Home page | Stanford History Education Group | United States History | Scoop.it

Projects range from the newest ways to use digital technologies in history instruction to how students collaborating across national borders formulate broader interpretations of the world.

 

The staff comprises full-time researchers, former history teachers now pursuing their PhDs, and post-doctoral researchers from the U.S. and abroad.

 

The Reading Like a Historian Curriculum features dozens of document-based lessons that teach the skills of historical thinking while improving students' reading comprehension.

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US History, American History

US History, American History | United States History | Scoop.it
Shmoop US History study guides and teacher resources. Smart, fresh guides to US History by Stanford, Harvard, and Berkeley Ph.D.
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Home -- First Colony Foundation

Home -- First Colony Foundation | United States History | Scoop.it
The First Colony Foundation, a North Carolina 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2004, is dedicated to conducting archaeological and historical research, combined with public education and interpretation, relating to the story of North...
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Population by Latitude and Longitude

Population by Latitude and Longitude | United States History | Scoop.it
Radical Cartography, brought to you by Bill Rankin

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Cool Cartogram...

 

Keisha Lewis's curator insight, January 12, 2014 8:15 AM

Majorly cool! So many discussions about population distribution can come out of this. :)

Whitney Souery's curator insight, May 28, 2014 6:53 PM

We can see that the majority of the world's population is clustered in the mid latitudes in particularly Asia. Showing population in terms of latitude shows how people live based on environmental factors while longitude remains the same throughout, thus showing countries/continents and their rates of population simply based off of that country's growth rate or demographic momentum aside from just looking at climatic preference. For instance, Asia is the most populated area and this is evident because of the current growth rates. 

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Free Lessons Index - Constitutional Rights Foundation

Free Lessons Index - Constitutional Rights Foundation | United States History | Scoop.it
Constitutional Rights Foundation’s publications and materials provide classroom teachers and students with high-quality content and thought-provoking questioning strategies to promote critical-thinking development, open discussion of issues...
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Nelson Mandela changed the course of history – for South Africa and the US - The Guardian

Nelson Mandela changed the course of history – for South Africa and the US - The Guardian | United States History | Scoop.it
The Guardian Nelson Mandela changed the course of history – for South Africa and the US The Guardian Let us not forget that Britain, the US, all of the western powers, labelled Mandela a terrorist and steadfastly propped up the apartheid regime –...
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TeachingAmericanHistory.org -- NEH EDSITEment Lesson Plans

TeachingAmericanHistory.org -- NEH EDSITEment Lesson Plans | United States History | Scoop.it

The Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs worked with the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop web-based lesson plans for U.S. History and Government teachers. The lessons created as a part of this partnership have been placed on the NEH's EDSITEmentweb site, which features the best of the humanities on the web. The EDSITEment web site is a part of the Marco Polo consortium, a project of the Verizon Foundation.

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Worlds in Motion | General

Worlds in Motion | General | United States History | Scoop.it

This website is the result of three-year collaboration between the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, renowned scholars, American Indians who are experts in the history of their communities, and a group of 26 master teachers in elementary and secondary education.

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History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web

History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web | United States History | Scoop.it

Designed for high school and college teachers and students, History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history

 

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Bringing History Home

Bringing History Home | United States History | Scoop.it

The Bringing History Home curriculum and professional development project was designed and piloted by a partnership between the University of Iowa and Washington Community School District in Iowa. Since the 2001-2003 Washington pilot, the program has been implemented in five additional Iowa school districts, with a seventh district beginning teacher professional development and implementation in 2010.

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TeachingAmericanHistory.org -- Free Seminars and Summer Institutes for Social Studies Teachers

TeachingAmericanHistory.org -- Free Seminars and Summer Institutes for Social Studies Teachers | United States History | Scoop.it

Learn more about American history by going back to the original source documents, from the founding through the 20th century and beyond.

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Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade | United States History | Scoop.it

Look for particular voyages in this database of documented slaving expeditions. Create listings, tables, charts, and maps using information from the database.

 

Slaves on documented voyages represent four-fifths of the number who were actually transported. Use the interactive estimates page to analyze the full volume and multiple routes of the slave trade.

 

This database identifies over 67,000 Africans aboard slave ships, using name, age, gender, origin, and place of embarkation.

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Great Emigration departs for Oregon — History.com This Day in History — 5/22/1843

Great Emigration departs for Oregon — History.com This Day in History — 5/22/1843 | United States History | Scoop.it
Discover what happened today in history. Read about major past events that happened today including special entries on crime, entertainment, and more.
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