Showing posts with label History animated. Show all posts
Showing posts with label History animated. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Animations of Historical Movements and Patterns

Some of my favorite social studies lesson plans include having students use maps to analyze data and identify patterns in history. Over the years I've done this with paper maps and digital maps. Mapping History, produced by the University of Oregon, features lots of animated maps illustrating problems, patterns, and events throughout history. Mapping History is essentially a digital atlas of American, European, Latin American, and African history. Each section is divided into modules based on historical themes and eras.


Applications for Education
Mapping History is a resource to bookmark for the next time that you need a thematic map to illustrate a pattern in history. I found that some of the maps will also be useful as question prompts. For example, this map prompts students to evaluate the extent to which the expansion of slavery in the U.S. was connected to the demand for cotton.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

U.S. Military History Animated

History Animated is a great resource for US History teachers and students. History Animated provides animations of the American Revolution, the US Civil War, WWII in Europe, and the US Pacific Campaign in WWII. In each of the sets of animations you will see the animated movement of armies displayed on a map. Each animation is accompanied by captions describing the strategies of the armies as well as the results and consequences of each battle.

Applications for Education
History Animated is a fantastic resource for teachers of US History. The animations will make great supplements to classroom instruction. The animations are a significant improvement over drawing or pointing to places on a map.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Map as History - Animated Historical Maps

The Map as History is a neat resource for history teachers. The Map as History provides teachers and students with animated, narrated historical maps. Most of the maps are only available through a subscription, but there are nine free maps you can view. The maps in the collections are narrated with animations synchronized to highlight the points made by the narrator. Each map also provides the option to view a transcript of the narration. Take a look at the History of Europe Since 1945 map.















Thanks to Shelly Terrell for posting the link to The Map as History on Twitter.

Applications for Education
Timelines are good for studying sequence. Maps are good for geolocating events. The Map as History combines the best of those concepts into a good study resource for students.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

History Animated Adds More Animations

History Animated is a great resource for US History teachers that I featured in a post last month. Today, History Animated announced the launch of two new animations just in time for the beginning of the new school year. History Animated now offers animations of the Saratoga and Philadelphia campaigns during the American Revolution.

Applications for Education
The animations provided by History Animated could be great visual aids for students. The animations are a significant improvement over drawing or pointing to places on a map.