A History of the World - Location - Europe ChronoZoom ChronoZoom is an educational tool for teachers and students who want to put historical events in perspective. A great many resources have been created already in ChronoZoom for your enjoyment and enlightenment. Start Exploring Use ChronoZoom to get a perspective of the extensive scale of time and historical events relative to what happened around the world. New Teacher Resources RT @MSFTResearch: See how #Chronozoom helps students “think historically” & travel though time with 3 newly created curriculum modules http… #chronozoom is a valuable tool for illustrating Climate Change: @metanexus Anyone can author their small or Big History on the 14 Billion year timeline at - an open source project. @BillGates Congratulations to the Big History Project. RT @BillGates: Big History is my favorite course ever. You don't have any favorite timelines yet.
Animation: Human Population Growth Over All of History Imagine that for every million people on Earth, there was a single dot on a map. In total, that would be about 7,600 dots – representing today’s global population of 7.6 billion. But, what if we went back in time, and watched those dots accumulate over human history? When and where do the first dots appear, and when does population growth ramp up to get to the billions of people that are alive today? The History of Population Growth Today’s animation comes from the American Museum of Natural History, and it shows over 200,000 years of population growth and the major events along the way. If you consider yourself on the more impatient side of things, we suggest starting at 1:50 which will zoom you to 400 AD – the time of India’s Golden Age. It took 200,000 years of human history to get to one billion people – and just 200 years to reach seven billion. Key Population Moments Agriculture The impact of farming cannot be emphasized enough. East vs. Bubonic Plague Post-Industrial Revolution Thank you!
Timeline | National Cold War Exhibition January 11 Jan - A ceasefire was announced in Greece between government forces and ELAS guerrillas; this agreement was confirmed by the government on 12 February. 4 Feb - Yalta Conference where Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin meet to discuss terms of German surrender and the boundaries and governments in post war Eastern Europe. 12 Apr - President F D Roosevelt dies and is succeeded by Harry S Truman. 7 May - The agreement for total and unconditional surrender of the Germans forces was signed at the HQ of the Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force. 8 May - The Royal Observer Corps was stood down and re-formed on a peacetime basis. 31 May - The strength of the RAF stood at some 55,469 aircraft as at this date, of which 9,200 were first-line machines. June 26 Jun - The United Nations Charter signed in San Francisco. 15 Jul - The RAF's Second Tactical Air Force (2TAF) was re-designated British Air Forces of Occupation (BAFO). 26 Jul - Results of British general election were made known.
World History Did the Millennium Start in Year 2000 or 2001? On January 1, 2000, humankind celebrated the beginning of the new millennium—which was one year too early. The 21st Century Started in 2001 In 1999, the world was preparing for the New Year's party of a lifetime. The year number in the Gregorian calendar was about to tick over to 2000, supposedly ushering in not only the 21st century but also the 3rd millennium CE. However, the party was held one year too early—it should have been on January 1, 2001. CE, BCE, AD, BC,: What's the difference? Year Zero It all boils down to the question: was there a year 0? 1 full year would have passed at the end of year 0 since the beginning of the year count;2 years would have passed at the end of year 1;and so on... This means that 2000 years, two full millennia, would have passed at the end of year 1999. The only problem with this theory is that year 0 did not exist, as historians, calendar experts, timeanddate.com, and other killjoys kept pointing out in the lead-up to the big party in year 2000.
The Lifespan of Ancient Civilizations Detailed in a Handy Infographic: Are We Headed Towards Our Own Collapse? Anyone living in the West today surely feels they've heard quite enough about its decline. (Unless, of course, they're fans of 1980s punk rock.) Given how long civilizations usually outlive individuals, how can an individual grasp the prospects for longevity of the civilization in which they find themselves? History, a discipline which has long had everything to do with charting the rise and fall of settlements, cultures, and empires, can provide the context necessary for understanding, but more of it has been written than even a human with the lifespan of a civilization can digest. Come to provide some clarity is Luke Kemp of Cambridge's Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, creator of the infographic above. "There is no strict definition of civilisation," Kemp admits, "nor an overarching database of their births and deaths." What comes at the end of virtually all of them, he calls a collapse: "a rapid and enduring loss of population, identity and socio-economic complexity.
Welcome - The Flow of History El Origen del Calendario - Nueva Acrópolis España El primer año del III milenio A pesar de la controversia «popular», científicamente no hay ninguna duda acerca de cuál es el primer año del siglo XXI, y por tanto, del III milenio. Cuando Dionisio propuso tomar el nacimiento de Cristo como origen del calendario no puso esta fecha como año cero, primero porque era un concepto todavía demasiado abstracto para la época, y segundo porque su cronología contaba annus Domini, es decir, «año del Señor», siendo, por tanto, el año en que nació Cristo el 1 a.D. del siglo I Tras cien años más se llega al 31 de diciembre del año 100, y éste es por lo tanto el último del siglo II. Los primeros tiempos Tan difícil como llevar al hombre a la luna o levantar las pirámides es conseguir un calendario preciso. Los primeros intentos para establecer un registro del tiempo seguramente se remontan a hace unos 30.000 años, cuando los Cro-Magnon se dieron cuenta de que las cambiantes fases de la luna eran fijas y predecibles. Aunque la confusión no acabó aquí.
Black History timeline Roman rule in Britain begins. The Numerus Maurorum Aurelianorum, an African auxiliary unit, takes its position on Hadrian’s Wall (c100-c400) as part of the Roman army and helps guard the outermost reaches of the empire. Kingdom of Ghana. African-born scholar Hadrian of Canterbury, having rejected a papal request to become Archbishop of Canterbury, travels to Britain with Theodore, who took up the post instead. General Tariq ibn-Ziyad conquers the Iberian peninsula (Spain and Portugal). Around this time Kanem-Bornu is established by Dougu, the first king of the Zaghawa dynasty. Religion of Islam starts to slowly spread across sub-Saharan Africa. Massive stone structures in Zimbabwe show that a civilisation flourished around this time. This earliest image of a black Briton was discovered in an abbreviated version of the Domesday Book used to collect taxes. A poem by William Dunbar called Of Ane Blak-Moir suggests that there were black people in Britain during this period. February 2012
Presidential Libraries Podcast Presidential Archives Uncovered Listen to the voices of the Presidents! In these historical clips from the Libraries' collections, you'll hear Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton talk about serious policy issues with their advisors, address the nation, or have conversations with friends and family members. You'll hear the presidents speak both publicly and privately about issues of their day. Nixon Reflects on China Trip After returning from China in 1972, President Nixon explained to a group of Congressional leaders, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, the importance of restoring communication with China as a way of mitigating suspicion and miscalculation, which could lead to war. Establishing the Peace Corps Kennedy asked his brother-in-law, R. Johnson and the Great Society This episode features a number of audio clips from the Johnson Presidential Library and Museum. Gulf of Tonkin and Civil Rights Workers
Chronology The very first step in grasping History is to understand chronology. ‘Chronology’ means the order in time in which events occurred. There are several rules that have been developed over time to achieve this and they are outlined below. The terms and concepts outlined here can be used in your own historical writing to improve your academic vocabulary. For those who prefer a non-religious version, the following alternatives are placed after the number of the year: BCE (Before Common Era) = BC For example: 48 BC becomes 48 BCE CE (Common Era) = AD For example: AD 120 becomes 120 CE Additional notes regarding dates: If there isn’t a ‘BC’ or ‘AD’ next to a date, it is probably AD Before the birth of Christ, the number of years counts down, but after that, the years count upwards There is no year ‘0’: the year 1 BC is followed immediately by AD 1 ‘BP’ after a number stands for ‘Before the Present’ ‘Circa’ means ‘around about’ and is a small ‘c.’ before the year.