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The Fallen of World War 2: A Data Visualization of War and Peace. This Interactive Tool Will Show You Exactly How Incorrect The World Map Is. By Alex McKinnon, 10/9/2015 Maps are cool and fun, and if you disagree I will fight you outside the bike sheds after school.

This Interactive Tool Will Show You Exactly How Incorrect The World Map Is

But as that one scene in the West Wing taught us, every 2D rectangular world map you’ve ever seen has a pretty big inaccuracy: the areas close to the poles are always distorted to compensate for having to stretch the globe over a flat surface, meaning that countries like Canada and Russia look substantially bigger than they actually are, and that many parts of the developing world are much larger than they appear. If you take Australia, for example, and move it to a spot where it gets the same amount of distortion as Russia, our humble continent morphs into a hideous top-heavy creation that longs for release from the immense pain it’s clearly in.

“Please, kill me.” So clearly that distortion effect is pretty significant on countries closest to the poles, which turn out to be much smaller than you’d think. We’re onto you, Greenland. Oh boy! The Fallen of World War II. HD Historic Stock Footage WWII HOLOCAUST NAZI ATROCITIES. DACHAU 1945. How the world violates human rights, country by country. This map provides a snapshot of the human rights violations identified by Human Rights Watch (HRW) in their 25th annual review.

How the world violates human rights, country by country

The analysis of more than 90 countries is undertaken with human rights activists in the respective countries and this year, Kenneth Roth, HRW director, said human rights violations were fuelling the rise of groups like Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Boko Haram and others. “Human rights violations played a major role in spawning or aggravating many of today’s crises,” Mr Roth said as the report was published on Friday. “Protecting human rights and ensuring democratic accountability are key to resolving them.” The organisation welcomes the recent report into torture in the US but highlights that Barack Obama has "refused to investigate, let alone prosecute, those who ordered the torture detailed in the Senate report". The several hundred page report can be read here, and country chapters are available here.

Interactive diagrams - Interactivities. GCSE Bitesize: Why was it difficult for black Americans to gain equal rights in the USA in the 1950s and 1960s? GCSE Bitesize: How much progress has been made by black Americans since the 1960s? SocSem.pdf. Weimar and Nazi Germany Online Lessons. - online history lessons, revision, games, worksheets, quizzes and links.

Worksheets - Nazi Germany. Nazi Germany worksheets - Year 9. Nazi Germany Crossword Puzzle. Nazi Germany crossword #4. Inventories of war: soldiers' kit from 1066 to 2014. On a winter’s day in 1915 the family of one Capt Charles Sorley – athlete, soldier and poet – received a package.

Inventories of war: soldiers' kit from 1066 to 2014

It was his kit bag, sent home by his regiment from the Western Front, where Sorley had been killed, aged 20, at the Battle of Loos. Out of this bag came a life abridged: personal effects, items of uniform and a bundle of papers, from which emerged his now famous sonnet When You See Millions of the Mouthless Dead. A new photographic survey of military kits now illustrates that curious combination. The photographer Thom Atkinson has recorded 13 military kits for his ‘Soldiers Inventories’ series. Watch 1000 Years of European Borders Change In 3 Minutes. A Fan Asks Mike Rowe For Life Advice... His Response Is Truly Brilliant. Teaching Heritage. Before 1770 Aboriginal societies established over the full breadth of Australia based on equity and consensus with defined rights and responsibilities.

Teaching Heritage

Lieutenant James Cook raises the British flag at Possession Island off the tip of Cape York Peninsula and claims to take possession of the whole east coast of Australia. The British annexation of Indigenous Australia is based on the doctrine of terra nullius. In effect this doctrine states that Australia belongs to no-one i.e. Indigenous Australians had no concept of law or ownership, and have no rights to land. British occupation of Australia begins.

For the first fifty years of the colony Indigenous Australians have no formal citizenship status. 1800's Tasmania Two years after the British flag is raised in Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) settlers are authorised to shoot Indigenous Australians. 1810's NSW Governor Macquarie's establishes the Native Institution at Parramatta. 1820's 1830's Western Australia Pinjarra massacre. 1840's 1860's 1900s. World War II, 1939 - 1945. Detailed Timeline of European History World War II (1939 - 1945) Devastation of Europe, Change in Global Balance of Power Go to European History Interactive Map.

World War II, 1939 - 1945 8ways - home. Test your social intelligence. Test how well you can read emotions of others just by looking at their eyes.

Test your social intelligence

The ability to read the emotions of others is linked to "social intelligence" which, in turn, is linked to performance on team-based problem solving tasks. Try it! Hamilton Secondary College Intranet. Home: SOSE. Gallery - Maps.