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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sound Maps from The British Library

The British Library's sound maps provides a good way to explore more than 50,000 audio recordings organized into nine categories. To hear the recordings select a category then click on the placemarks on the maps. The map categories include accents & dialogues, soundscapes, wildlife, and oral histories of holocaust survivors.

Applications for Education
The British Library's sound maps could be used in a number of content areas. In science courses the sound maps offer a nice way for students to hear the sounds of animals that they're learning about in different regions of the world. The accents & dialogues map could be useful for language arts lessons. The stories of holocaust survivors could make great supplementary material for lessons on WWII.

H/T to Google Maps Mania