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PostSubject: Intereting way to look at history   Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:35 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Intereting way to look at history   Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:00 pm

Cool. Seems like this depiction would be quite useful for students of any stripe. Nothing like a mental image to hammer things home.
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PostSubject: Re: Intereting way to look at history   Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:18 pm

It also make you worry a little bit about the Russians
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PostSubject: Re: Intereting way to look at history   Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:49 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
Cool.  Seems like this depiction would be quite useful for students of any stripe.  Nothing like a mental image to hammer things home.

Some geographers I work with up in Michigan came up with a somewhat similar concept a few years back.  They noticed students remembered the location of events more readily than the location in a historical timeline.  The result is a GeoHistogram, and the first time I saw it it took me a couple of minutes to figure it out, then the light-bulb went on.

Check out some of the "empires" we consider to be so powerful, huge and long lasting in world history.  Did they really last that long and were they really that extensive?




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PostSubject: Re: Intereting way to look at history   Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:09 pm

That's a really interesting conceptualisation Natch. I enjoyed studying that. Thanks for sharing. May I also say, 'hoorah for the Brits'...
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PostSubject: Re: Intereting way to look at history   Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:58 pm

"Rule Britannia!
   Britannia rule the waves
   Britons never, never, never shall be slaves."


Interesting concept.  Wish I'd seen these in high school.  One might quibble with some of the details, but this certainly leaves an impression.   study
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PostSubject: Re: Intereting way to look at history   Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:50 pm

The video is from Numberphile on YouTube. If you like math, that's a great channel to subscribe to. You don't have to be a mathematician to enjoy it.
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PostSubject: Re: Intereting way to look at history   Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:10 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
"Rule Britannia!
   Britannia rule the waves
   Britons never, never, never shall be slaves."


Interesting concept.  Wish I'd seen these in high school.  One might quibble with some of the details, but this certainly leaves an impression.   study

Of course, think of all of world history, how many thousands of books would that require, then think of all of world geography, how many thousands of books and maps would that require, then put it into a single visual that you can see all at once.  You have to drop out 99.9999999% of reality (or perhaps perceived reality?  We all see historical events and sometimes locational aspects somewhat differently.)  

This version looks at the "territorial" extend of their power, but doesn't differentiate ecumene from nonecumene, and how strong that control is.   It's fun to put in discovers, such as spinning cotton or growing wheat, or inventions, such as smelting copper or iron into the different continents time-lines, did they produce somewhat similar empires?

Just another way to see the world.

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PostSubject: Re: Intereting way to look at history   Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:47 pm

Territory and time placement, Natch, for those who don't know the Sumerians from an onion sandwich.
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