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Gaming the Black Death in the Classroom (with cards instead of microbes) I had students in three sections of my Western Civ survey play a game I designed to try to simulate some of the psychological effects of the Black Death on people in 14th century Europe.

Gaming the Black Death in the Classroom (with cards instead of microbes)

Here are the rules: ComponentsThe game deck consists of four decks of standard playing cards plus 2 Jokers for a total of 210 cards. The role deck consists of 30 cards – 10 peasant role cards, 10 merchant role cards, and 10 noble role cards. The game is designed for exactly 30 players. The decks will need to be altered for different numbers of players. Set-UpShuffle the game deck and role deck separately. Playing cardsJokers – represent infection with the Black Death. Hearts – represent happiness and well-being derived from meeting with and talking with others. Spades – represent honor and status. Diamonds – represent wealth. Clubs – represent food. RolesPeasant – Peasant farmers always have to worry about the next meal. Amarna Letters. Foreign envoys prostrating themselves before Horemheb (who is not shown in this illustration)

Amarna Letters

Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: slavevoyages.org For the full interactive version, use a larger device.

Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade.

Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. What do Spanish, Hindi and English all have in common?

History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places

They all descended from the same mother tongue: Anatolian, or more commonly Proto-Indo-European. In fact, there's about a 50 percent chance that any given person speaks a language from the Indo-European family, as Shoaib Daniyal recently reported for Quartz. Indo-European languages, a family that includes about half the languages spoken today. But there are still a lot of questions about who founded that original tongue, and when, and how it spread. Linguists do know that Proto-Indo-European was a language unique to a tribal culture in ancient Eurasia. Mr. Millhouse's AP World History Page. Jensen, David - Social Studies / Geography and Maps. 40 Maps That Explain The Middle East. Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics.

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

Here are 40 maps crucial for understanding the Middle East — its history, its present, and some of the most important stories in the region today. Middle East History. Global History and Geography 9. GLOBAL HISTORY - The Learning Network Blog. One example of the new Science Take video series.

GLOBAL HISTORY - The Learning Network Blog

As our regular readers know, the mission of this blog is to find New York Times content suitable for teaching and learning — then, via lesson plans, writing prompts, quizzes and more, suggest ways for teachers to use it. In the course of our daily scavenging, we naturally pay close attention to the sections and features that most people think of first when they think “New York Times”: breaking news, Op-Eds and editorials, reviews, multimedia and photojournalism, important special reports and, increasingly, video. But we also regularly search a number of other, less well-known features of the paper that reliably yield curricular gold. When we present them at workshops and conferences, however, many teachers tell us they’re hearing about them for the first time.

Below, we’ve compiled our essential list, categorized by subject area. How do you use these features? Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history. Smarthistory offers more than 1500 videos and essays on art from around the world and across time. We are working with more than 200 art historians and some of the world's most important museums to make the best art history resource anywhere. Use the "subject" pulldown menu (go to "Arts and Humanities") at the top of this window or click on the headings below to access our content: Art history basics First things first (you are here) The materials and techniques artists use Art 1010 Prehistoric art in Europe and West Asia Paleolithic art Neolithic art.

Documents/Unit_1/Roman Senate Simulation Directions.pdf. Simulating the Senate: Classics Course Immerses Students in Roman History and Government. A meeting of the Roman senate in Michael Nerdahl’s class “The Republic of Rome and the Evolution of Executive Power” (Illustration credit: Abby McBride) “All in favor?”

Simulating the Senate: Classics Course Immerses Students in Roman History and Government

Says Lucius Manlius, surveying a sea of raised hands in the Roman senate. “Thus granted. Sweet.” Manlius, a.k.a. Taught by Lecturer in Classics Michael Nerdahl, Classics 214 might just be the world’s most lively history and government class. Each Monday and Wednesday afternoon the newly minted senators convene in a classroom in Adams Hall, where they debate and vote on domestic and international events, with an eye toward maintaining the welfare of Rome and advancing their own political success. Www.mapsofwar.com/images/EMPIRE17.swf. Global History and Geography 9. Clara Webb: Beyond Memorization: Rethinking Maps in the History Classroom.

As teachers, it's hard not use our past experiences as students as a barometer for what we do in our classrooms.

Clara Webb: Beyond Memorization: Rethinking Maps in the History Classroom

When I think about using maps in my history classes, my mind often replays a memory from my own ninth grade Western Civ' experience: Mr. Johnson distributed blank outline maps of Europe. Like good honors students, we dutifully looked up and labeled each country. CrashCourse World History Poster (3 of 3) 18 TEDTalks for World History Classrooms - Angela Hamblen Cunningham.