Showing posts with label North Africa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label North Africa. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Interactive Map - Who Is Protesting Where

The Daily Beast has published an interactive map of protests in North Africa and the Middle East. Hovering over a country on the map reveals a short description of the current state of protests in that country. Clicking on a country will take you to news articles about protests in that country.

Applications for Education
When I saw this map I immediately thought of students who are studying current world events in their classes. The map could be a good way to find some background information and have a geographic context for stories that they're discussing in their classes.

H/T to Google Maps Mania

Monday, August 29, 2011

Unrest in the Arab World - Map and Timeline

Unrest in the Arab World is an interactive map and timeline from CNN. The timeline begins in December of 2010 and continues through August 2011. Along the timeline are links to various images and stories related to events in the Middle East and North Africa. Clicking on the map will open up summaries of events in each country. The map is color coded according to the level of violence in each country. The four levels are civil war, sustained violence, protests, and post-revolution. An explanation of each level is linked to the map.

Applications for Education
This fall I am again teaching a current global studies course and I plan to include this map on my course blog. Unrest in the Arab World should be a useful source of background information for my students.