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Overview: What historical event, explorer, voyage, or local history would you like to share with other schools? Have you studied the settlement history of your own community? Have you studied about your state or country and historical events that helped shape it? This site is dedicated to the explorers, voyages, events, and historical backgrounds of countries throughout the World. This project is open to schools all over the World. Suggested Topics: Exemplars: Feel free to explore the projects that have been contributed by other schools. Some are designed so that students work independently as they learn about historical events or people. How to Submit Projects: Suggested Technology Tools: We would like to suggest that you "explore" using WEB 2.0 tools for your project. This site highlights Google tools. The projects hosted on this site should use at least two Google tools as students work though the learning part of the projects. Some Google tools you may find useful are: Google Historical Voyages and Historical Events Google Historical Voyages and Historical Events


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Virksomme ord: - Store norske Hva skjedde før og etter 7. juni 1905? Hvordan greide Norge, nærmest ved et pennestrøk, å oppløse unionen uten at Sverige gav sitt samtykke til det? I fire episoder ser Norgesglasset nærmere på året 1905 og unionsoppløsningen mellom Norge og Sverige. Av Linda Eide / Per Kristian Johansen Denne serien er en oppvarming til det store jubileumsåret 2005, og en del av startsskuddet for NRKs store serie og kåringen av den vesentligste personen som har levd i Norge i perioden 1905-2005 - den aller største norske. Unionsoppløsningen 1905 - del 1: Christian Michelsens genistrek Hvordan greide Norge, nærmest med et pennestrøk, å oppløse unionen uten at Sverige gav samtykke til det? Unionsoppløsningen 1905 - del 2: Svenskenes reaksjon på 7. juni-vedtaket Hvordan reagerte svenskene på at Christian Michelsens regjering oppløste unionen mellom Norge og Sverige i en nøye uttenkt bisetning til en bisetning? Unionsoppløsningen 1905 - del 3: Folkeavstemning, forhandlinger og krigsfare Den nye nasjonen - Store norske
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The Surprising Hidden Meaning Of The Washington Monument George Washington was not only our first president, but also a Master Mason. Freemasonry is a fraternal organization that was forged in the 14th century and has been shrouded in secrecy (and plenty of conspiracy) for much of the time since. While we aren’t going to indulge in the conspiracy aspect at this time (although, if you choose, feel free to by watching the video at the end of the article, “Hidden in Plain Sight”), the rites of Freemasonry, as well as the use of sacred geometry and appreciation of Egyptian deities, are where we can begin to connect some very interesting dots. The Washington Monument is a structure called an obelisk, measuring 555 feet and 5 1/8 inches high. According to Wikipedia, an obelisk is: “A tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape at the top. These were originally called ‘tekhenu’ by the builders, Ancient Egyptians.” In the book, Our Phallic Heritage (by Charles G. Try Our Cleanse To Get Rid Of Your Parasites! The Surprising Hidden Meaning Of The Washington Monument
The Secret Worship of the Illuminati: The Statue of Liberty is Anunnaki Goddess Inanna The American Babylonianism Introduction The Statue of Liberty has become the most cherished symbo... The American BabylonianismIntroduction The Statue of Liberty has become the most cherished symbol of the United States of America. What we were NOT taught in school were the truly significant facts regarding the true nature of the Statue. Those pertinent facts that remain largely unknown revolve around the true history of the Statue’s inception as well as the meaning and significance behind the statue. French sculptor, Frederic Bartholdi, designed the Statue of Liberty. The idea for creating a statue of liberty and freedom was first proposed by another Frenchman by the name of Edward Laboulaye. It was Laboulaye’s idea and determination during the American Civil War that carried the idea from a simple notion to an actual project. Laboulaye, a French Freemason proposed the idea of a giant statue replicating a goddess that the Masonic movement idolized. What deity was this? Why? #1. #2. #3. #4. The Secret Worship of the Illuminati: The Statue of Liberty is Anunnaki Goddess Inanna
IS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY PAGAN IS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY PAGAN William F. Dankenbring What is the history and origin of the famed "Statue of Liberty"? Is it so innocent as millions assume? It is very interesting that the great symbol that is situated in the harbor of New York City, the Statue of Liberty, is a woman carrying a torch. Looking at the prophecies of the end-time Babylon in the book of Revelation, we find that it is associated with a "woman." ". . . And in chapter 18 we read further: And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power . . . When we read all the facts, we discover that there are three components of modern "Babylon." The Daughter of Babylon The prophet Isaiah tells us more about this symbiotic relationship. "Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O DAUGHTER of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate. . . The Masonic Connection Writes James Lloyd in Beyond Babylon: Goddess Diana of the Ephesians
Author and Page information Democracy (“rule by the people” when translated from its Greek meaning) is seen as one of the ultimate ideals that modern civilizations strive to create, or preserve. Democracy as a system of governance is supposed to allow extensive representation and inclusiveness of as many people and views as possible to feed into the functioning of a fair and just society. Democratic principles run in line with the ideals of universal freedoms such as the right to free speech. Importantly, democracy supposedly serves to check unaccountable power and manipulation by the few at the expense of the many, because fundamentally democracy is seen as a form of governance by the people, for the people. The ideals of democracy are so appealing to citizens around the world, that many have sacrificed their livelihoods, even their lives, to fight for it. However, even in established democracies, there are pressures that threaten various democratic foundations. Introduction Definition Democracy Democracy
Topic 1 Causes, practices and effects of wars1. Assess the role of each of the following in causing the First World War (1914–1918): the desire for revenge; economic motives; Balkan nationalism.2. “The length and outcome of the civil war was dependent upon outside involvement.” With reference to two twentieth century civil wars, to what extent do you agree with this statement?3. With reference to the period 1919–1939, analyse the factors which hindered the maintenance of international peace.4. Topic 2 Democratic states – challenges and responses7. Topic 4 Nationalist and independence movements in Africa and Asia and post-1945 Central and Eastern European states19. Topic 5 The Cold War25. November 2013 PAPER 2 Topic 1 Causes, practices and effects of wars1. Topic 2 Democratic states – challenges and responses7. Topic 3 Origins and development of authoritarian and single-party states13. Topic 5 The Cold War25. Essays on Causes and Practice of the Great War Traces of Evil: Past IBDP History Paper 2 Questions and Responses Traces of Evil: Past IBDP History Paper 2 Questions and Responses
Bombshell Report: Crooked Hillary Took $100 Million From Middle East Regimes: "Massive Conflicts Of Interest" Bombshell Report: Crooked Hillary Took $100 Million From Middle East Regimes: "Massive Conflicts Of Interest" How much more of Hillary Clinton’s scandals can America take? A bombshell report from The Daily Caller says the Clinton Foundation, a purported not-for-profit charity headed by Bill, Hillary and daughter Chelsea, has reportedly amassed a fortune from oil-rich mid east nations to the tune of $100 million. National Security Analyst Patrick Poole says the amount of cash donated to the Clintons is “simply unprecedented.” “These regimes are buying access. You’ve got the Saudis. A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation reveals that Bill and Hillary Clinton received at least $100 million from autocratic Persian Gulf states and their leaders, potentially undermining Democratic presidential candidate Hillary’s claim she can carry out independent Middle East policies. The benefits for mid east oil producers amount to billions of dollars in oil trade, and as you might expect, Hillary Clinton is more than happy to oblige – at the expense of American energy companies and workers: Also Read:
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Max Penson - Anahita Photo Archive The best-known early Soviet photographers working in Central Asia were Russians. The artist Max Penson fled his hometown of Velizh in Belorussia during the pogroms of 1915, and settled in Kokand, where he taught drawing. By 1925 he had become a professional photographer working at the newspaper Pravda Vostoka. Penson was friendly with Rodchenko, Zelma and Sergei Eisenstein, and his work reflected the same modernist concerns. Eisenstein wrote in 1940: "There cannot be many masters left who choose a specific terrain for their work, dedicate themselves to it completely and make it an integrated part of their personal destiny… It is, for instance, virtually impossible to speak about the city of Fergana without mentioning the omnipresent Penson who traveled all over Uzbekistan with his camera. At the start of World War II, Penson's career was affected by growing anti-Jewish sentiments and he was given less important newspaper work. Max Penson - Anahita Photo Archive
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2016/09 How ascetics and yogis were depicted in Indian paintings from the Mughal era Being invited to give a series of three lectures on this wide-ranging topic at a seminar at the Universita di Ca’ Foscari in Venice in July 2016, I thought this was a good opportunity to write a blog highlighting the interesting material in the British Library. Here are discussed such images in Mughal and Deccani painting. Yogis and other types of ascetics are found in Mughal illustrated historical manuscripts showing encounters recorded in Mughal histories between the emperors Babur, Akbar and Jahangir; and also in individual album paintings. From the Mughal point of view, more or less all Hindu ascetics were classed as yogis, since they all practiced bodily asceticisms of some kind or another. The Mughal concern with naturalism towards the end of Akbar's reign to some degree accounts for what appears to be the accuracy of the early Mughal images of ascetics and yogis. Babur, however, did not visit it at that time. In 1519, in the course of another incursion, he managed to visit it. 2016/09 How ascetics and yogis were depicted in Indian paintings from the Mughal era
2016/02 [TOI] Good deva-bad asura divide misleading The eternal battle between the two forces, both descended from Kashyapa, has many layers of meaning. It cannot be seen in simple moral or ethical binaries, writes Devdutt Pattanaik. If you read the Vedas, which are nearly 4000 years old, the word 'asura' does not mean demon, or villain, but quite the opposite, a divine being. It's a title given to Indra, Agni, Rudra, Varuna, and to most Vedic deities. Vritra, the enemy of Indra, is however not called an asura. However, things change in the Puranas, composed around 2000 years ago. If one reads the Gita, which is part of the Mahabharata, and also is roughly 2000 years old, Krishna uses devas as an adjective for positive qualities such as generosity, compassion, magnanimity, equanimity, faith and patience, while asuras embody all people who are greedy, self-absorbed, avaricious, territorial, combative and egotistical.
2016/07 [NPR] A Loeb Library For Indian Literature | On Point This program was originally broadcast on February 10, 2015. The stunning poetry, prose, history and philosophy of classical Indian literature. Emerging in a huge new collection. We’ll dip in. Talk of the classics, classical literature, and minds quickly go to ancient Greece and Rome. To Greek and Latin. Guests Sheldon Pollock, professor of South Asian Studies at Columbia University. V. From Tom’s Reading List New York Times: Literature of India, Enshrined in a Series — "The Murty Classical Library of India, whose first five dual-language volumes will be released next week, will include not only Sanskrit texts but also works in Bangla, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Persian, Prakrit, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and other languages. Times of India: Murty’s classical Indian library — "The Murty Classical Library of India (MCLI) plans to publish around 5 books every year for the next 100 years.
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Historical Moments Photographed Just After The Big Event 1 of 35 The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy Secret Service agent Clint Hill jumps aboard the presidential limo to act as a protective shield for President John F. 2 of 35 The Moon Landing Neil Armstrong sits inside the lunar module just after returning from history's first-ever human moonwalk on July 21, 1969.Edwin E. 3 of 35 The Saigon Execution Moments after the execution depicted in Eddie Adams' immortal photo, South Vietnamese General Nguyễn Ngọc Loan holsters the weapon he'd just used to kill suspected Viet Cong insurgent Nguyễn Văn Lém in Saigon on February 1, 1968. The Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the execution helped wake America up to the brutal realities of the Vietnam War.Eddie Adams/Library of Congress 4 of 35 "Tank Man" 5 of 35 The Sinking Of The Titanic The last lifeboat to leave the Titanic approaches the rescue ship Carpathia soon after the sinking of the former on April 15, 1912.Wikimedia Commons 6 of 35 The Assassination Of Martin Luther King Jr. 7 of 35 "Napalm Girl" 8 of 35
Constructive (Source) Criticism - History Skills Let’s face it: teaching the critical use of sources is tough. This is primarily because it seems to take a lot of work to create a lesson based around source material. First of all, you need to find the sources, which usually takes a significant time, and it can be frustrating trying to find sources from various perspectives that are intelligible to our students. Secondly, it is difficult trying to think up good questions or engaging activities that get students to provide substantial answers. So with all of this work, and little guarantee of solid results, it is no wonder that teachers tend to avoid lessons based upon source work and choose instead to focus on lessons that convey historical information. However, it doesn’t need to be this way. Here are some tips to help create a source criticism lesson: Tip 1: Less is more You don’t need a lot of prepared sources to fill a lesson. Tip 2: Comprehension and Interpretation Spend genuine time deconstructing meaning from the quote.
Indirect Quotes - History Skills An indirect quote is when you have used an idea or opinion from a source but have paraphrased (summarised) it into your own words. This is extremely useful to highlight the main idea of a source and is usually a better method of showing information than using a direct quotation. How to paraphrase effectively: Carefully read the source and highlight important words. Use simple, modern terms if the original language is too complex but ensure that you do not change the overall meaning of the original text. Rewrite a simplified version of the sentence(s) using the altered vocabulary, but without altering the meaning. There are some general rules for using indirect quotes: Do not use double inverted commas Just before the full stop of the sentence in which you have used an indirect quote, place the in-text reference. For example:
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