Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Evolution of the European Union Mapped

Explania, a member of the Common Craft Explainer Network, produces explanatory videos and animations. One of the animations they've produced is a simple interactive map documenting the growth of the European Union. As you will see in the map below, you can select a date on the timeline included on the map to see the size of the European Union increase as you progress through the 20th and 21st Centuries.

The evolution of the European Union - Explania

Applications for Education
The Evolution of the European Union map is a simple resource that students can use to see the expansion of the EU from 1957 through today. The map is a good model for a project that students could do with Google Maps or Scribble Maps. Students could use Sribble Maps to develop a map charting the expansion and or contraction of any country's borders through history.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
The Bayeux Tapestry Animated
Timelines TV - British and American History Videos
Ancient Web - The Ancient World's Great Civilizations