Tag Archives: #socialstudies

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

mapsI plucked this from a post by my pal, Bill Lomax. While I wouldn’t share all of this content with younger students, there are some gems in here that will help put a few things in perspective. For example, the first one shows where Google Street View is available. There are others that show the density and distribution of the globe’s population in different ways and I thought the one showing Antarctic time zones was something I hadn’t thought about before.

The URL: http://asheepnomore.net/2013/12/29/40-maps-will-help-make-sense-world/

Letters of Note

lettersofnoteI noticed this site while viewing Ana Vald├ęs’ Paper.li page the other day. From the site: @LettersOfNote “is an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos. Scans/photos where possible. Fakes will be sneered at. Updated as often as possible; usually each weekday.”

The URL: http://www.lettersofnote.com/

Nikon’s ‘This Day’

thisdayTaber Tech/Sci/Math teacher, Gail Tschritter stumble’d upon this interactive timeline of events that occurred on any day in the past. She points out that one could also use it as a screen saver or a desktop gadget. Let it load and then wait a few moments – it will automatically load another story after you have had enough time to read the text.

The URL: http://www.nikon.com/about/feelnikon/thisday/main.htm

Water Cooperation

waterIt’s World Water Day today! The topic of Water Cooperation has been a growing discussion across the globe. 2Learn.ca has released a complete collection of resources, articles, videos and other links that are of use to teachers in its latest Special Edition: Water Cooperation.

The URL: http://www.2learn.ca/specialedition/watercoop/