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Geography Education

Geography Education

Knowmads, Infocology of the future Historical Maps :: Hargrett Library :: University of Georgia Libraries The Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia Libraries maintains a collection of more than 1,000 historic maps spanning nearly 500 years, from the sixteenth century through the early twentieth century. Although not limited to a single geographic subject, the collection heavily emphasizes Georgia as colony and state, along with its surrounding region. The Hargrett maps database serves as a finding aid for the majority of Hargrett's map holdings and provides digital versions of most maps. For more modern map holdings, visit the UGA Libraries' Map & Government Information Library. Using the collection: Search the Historical Maps Database. Links to other map collections: For more historical maps: For more contemporary maps:UGA Libraries Map Library

Lifelong Learning The Collection Cyborg Lives Mapping Colonial New England: Looking at the Landscape of New England Activity 1. Crisis in the Colonies: King Philip's War, Bacon's Rebellion, and the Pueblo Revolt 1. European colonists in North America experienced a dramatic expansion in the seventeenth century. Coastal outposts along the Atlantic moved inland; those in New Spain inched northward into New Mexico. 2. 3. Student LaunchPad Links to texts and images: 4. Questions: How did the three conflicts differ? Activity 2. 1. Questions to consider include: Look at this map and list everything you see.Describe in detail the use of titles and names, symbols, ornaments, illustrations and captions, scale, and legend.Why would there be prominent images of Native Americans on the map? You may want to use the Digital Classroom's Map Analysis Worksheet for map exercises. 2. On the settlement of towns: On the changes in towns and Indian relations between the 1630s and the 1670s, you can use Digital History's Dimensions of Change in Colonial New England. 3. What information appears on each map? 4. 5.

Buiding a better world Marcus Tullius Cicero: A Life in Letters Novus Homo Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 – 43 B.C.E) was a novus homo (new man i.e someone with no notable ancestors) born at Arpinium, south of Rome, to a reasonably well off family. He studied as a lawyer and, as was the done thing for a Roman barrister, began a political career. Cicero’s time in office would span the crucial years of the end of Roman Republican rule and his own part in these affairs was significant, though in the end not decisive. Throughout his life he kept in correspondence with his good friend Titus Pomponius Atticus, a wealthy individual who lived variously in Greece and Rome and was well connected with the political elite at the time despite his own refusal to participate in such a career. Through these, and numerous other letters to leading figures of the day, we gain not only an insight into the machinations of the Republican political colossus of the epoch, but also a more personal understanding of the workings of one man’s mind within the system. Exile John B.

Collective consciousness The Badass of the Week: Blenda and the Women of Smaland Blenda Life as a Viking woman was pretty hard. Sure, Viking women enjoyed more freedom than many of their counterparts in other parts of the world, but Viking men were really really into raiding and plundering and killing and all that good stuff, and as a result they were usually "away on business" nine months out of the year doing their whole "sacking towns and pillaging monasteries" thing. Sure, a dude's got to pay the bills somehow, but if you were a Viking wife you were generally expected to hang out around the homestead, raise the children, fend for yourself, and keep the community running pretty much on your own most of the time. During times of war and raiding, it wasn't uncommon for entire villages and towns to be left in the hands of the womenfolk. This was pretty liberating I guess, but it seems like it would kind of blow to have to pick up the slack while you're husband is out there partying, feasting, and hitting people over the head with an axe. Now it was on like neckbone.