Thursday, December 29, 2011

Remember 2011 - A Map of 2011's Biggest Stories

Maps of World has produced a neat interactive map of the world's most important news stories in 2011. The map is titled Remember 2011. Visitors to the map can click on the stories on the map to reveal more detailed information about each event. You can browse the stories on that map by clicking on  locations. You can also browse by month through the timeline at the top of the map. You will find stories from the areas of politics, business, technology, and society. Maps of World encourages visitors to vote for what they think is the most important event of the year.

Maps of World has also produced a sixty second video review of 2011's most important stories.

Applications for Education
The Remember 2011 map could be a great tool for students to use to review the year's most important stories. You might ask students to view the map then defend to their classmates their choices for "most important story of the year."