List of countries: Arable land http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/geo_lan_use_ara_lan-geography-land-use-arable The Arab countries have the least arable land. Share
Visualize slavery: Map of slave states http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/12/10/opinion/20101210_Disunion_SlaveryMap.html It shows the concentrations of slavery in the South. President Abraham Lincoln used this map.
U.S. government videos: FedFlix http://www.archive.org/details/FedFlix I watched the one from the Defense Department: “Defeated People” about Germany, 1946.
From the University of Texas Map Library
Not only are these great for monitoring hurricanes (a meteorological masterpiece), but they are wonderful for helping students plot latitude and longitude positions on a map. Get your tracking map here.
We’ve gotta give it up to Education Place – they have created one of the best physical maps of the US for classroom use. Get your copy here http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/pdf/usphys.pdf
Amazing video of San Francisco just days before the 1906 earthquake.
Academics. I love the exchange of ideas. Unfortunately life and bills tend to get in the way! This morning, however, I was able to follow some twitter links to some academic sites (thanks for the tweets jclerch) when I came across a great little blog -> http://educatorblog.wordpress.com/. The exchange of ideas on at least one [...]
March is Women’s History Month and Encyclopedia Britannica has a great article and bios on 300 women who changed the world. For millennia, women have left their mark on the world, at times changing the course of history and at other times influencing small but significant spheres of life. Only in the past century, however, [...]