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Visual History of War, Religion, and Government

Visual History of War, Religion, and Government
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Family tree of the Greek gods Key: The essential Olympians' names are given in bold font. See also List of Greek mythological figures Notes External links Media related to Family trees of Greek mythology at Wikimedia Commons 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. 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 The fertile crescent, the cradle of civilization The fertile crescent, the cradle of civilizationIf this area wasn't the birthplace of human civilization, it was at least a birthplace of human civilization. Called "the fertile crescent" because of its lush soil, the "crescent" of land mostly includes modern-day Iraq, Syria, Jordan, and Israel-Palestine. (Some definitions also include the Nile River valley in Egypt.) The Middle East today The dialects of Arabic today The dialects of Arabic todayThis map shows the vast extent of the Arabic-speaking world and the linguistic diversity within it. Israel-Palestine Syria Iran Afghanistan Saudi Arabia and Oil Iraq and Libya

Today in History Ralph Bunche, May 16, 1951. Creative Americans: Portraits by Van Vechten,1932-1964 U.S. diplomat Ralph Bunche, a key member of the United Nations (UN) for more than two decades, and winner of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his successful negotiation of a truce between Arabs and Jews in Palestine the previous year, died on December 9, 1971, in New York City. 1902 M, New York Skyline, 1902. Later, he collaborated with Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal on the monumental study of U.S. race relations published as An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy (1944). During World War II, Bunche worked for the Office of Strategic Services and the State Department. United Nations Headquarters in New York, 1952. In 1947, UN Secretary General Trygve Lie appointed Bunche as his personal representative to the UN Special Commission on Palestine. Bunche later oversaw UN peacekeeping missions to the Suez Canal in 1956, the Congo in 1960, and Cyprus in 1964.

History and Geography of Europe LearningXL | 100 Amazing Web Tools for Hobbyist Scholars Art & Design A student attending a school of art and design must learn how to communicate ideas through visual language. They study contemporary and classic artists, and learn traditional and modern methods of creating art, covering media like paint, sculpture, textiles, or digital design. With solid foundations in drawing, developed discipline and knowledge, students may pursue a variety of careers in graphic design, product design, conceptual art, illustration, and other fields. Read More About Art & Design Subjects -Select a Subject- Business & Commerce Leading business and commerce schools train students for a globalized economy and provide a number of degree programs, including corporate finance, accounting, business administration, e-commerce, international business, or marketing. Read More About Business & Commerce Subjects Education & Teaching Read More About Education & Teaching Subjects Health Sciences Read More About Health Sciences Subjects Hospitality & Culinary Law & Legal Studies

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire by Timothy B. Lee on August 19, 2014 Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome's first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace and prosperity. Here are 40 maps that explain the Roman Empire — its rise and fall, its culture and economy, and how it laid the foundations of the modern world. The rise and fall of Rome The rise and fall of RomeIn 500 BC, Rome was a minor city-state on the Italian peninsula. The rise of Rome Rome's military Rome's powerful maniple formation Rome's powerful maniple formationIn the early years of the republic, the Roman infantry used a version of the Greek phalanx. The republic becomes an empire The lost city of Pompeii The eruption of Mount Vesuvius The eruption of Mt. The culture of Rome Roman Britain and the Roman economy The decline of Rome Rome's legacy

Children's Lives at Colonial London Town How did children live in colonial America? Follow the stories of three real families in eighteenth-century London Town, an important trading port in Maryland. Explore their lives to learn what it was like to grow up in the Chesapeake region before the American Revolution. Artificial selection in the lab Artificial selection in the lab For thousands of years, humans have been influencing evolution, through changes we have caused in the environment — and through artificial selection in the domestication of plants and animals. In many cases, scientists have carefully documented evolution through artificial selection in the lab. John Endler performed experiments in microevolution, allowing artificial selection to manipulate the spots on guppies. Guppy spots are largely genetically controlled. After fewer than 15 generations of selection, the markings of guppies in different ponds had substantially diverged as a result of natural selection. Endler then performed another experiment, with the same pond set-ups but without predators. Without predators, there was sexual selection for male guppies that stood out from their background and attracted the attention of the females.

Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire National Geographic Mapping Xpeditions is now archived in National Geographic Education's new website— If you liked Xpeditions, you'll love the new media-rich Explore the new site now for activities, maps, interactives, videos, homework help, and more! Please note: to search for Xpeditions content, check the “include archive” filter. MapMaker Interactive An interactive mapping experience with rich layers of information on the physical Earth, oceans, culture, and more. Mapping Activities Exploring Maps and Models Grades K-2. Introduction to Latitude and Longitude Grades 3-5. Make A Contour Map Grades 6-8. Diversity in New York Place Names Grades 9-12. All About Maps! maps This collection contains a selection of content from NG Education about maps. 1-Page Maps Printable 1-page maps of continents, countries, and states. World Africa United States Middle East MapMaker Kits Map Games Fun with Maps Find games that teach map skills to use in your classroom.

101 Ways to Research Your Family Tree for Free & Domesticfix Is free genealogy a thing of the past? With the constant addition of subscription genealogy databases on the Internet, people often wonder if there will soon be an end to free genealogy research via the Web. For those of you with this concern, take heart – free genealogy databases aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Web sites from all over the world contain free genealogy information of use to family tree researchers which has been contributed by individuals, companies and even governments. Birth records, marriage records, military records, ships passenger lists, surnames, census records, immigration records, wills, photos and much, much more are available on the Internet for FREE if you just know where to look. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 1901 Census for England & Wales Search for free in this comprehensive name index to over 32 million individuals who lived in England and Wales in 1901. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34.

The 3 Best Places To Find Free Historical Maps Online The Internet is a great place to do research, but when it comes to finding data about the past, it’s not always the best option. Many old records, such as maps, are not hosted in many locations. This may make you feel as if your only option is to head to the nearest big-city library and dive into their stacks, but there are a few online resources that provide a decent selection of historical maps. They’re great for amateur researchers and anyone interested in what people thought the world looked like in the past. Old Maps Online A new site, Old Maps Online aims to be the definitive source of free map information on the Internet. The secret sauce is a combination of excellent map data and smooth technology. This collaboration results in a brilliant, highly detailed map of the world that is seemingly covered in historical maps. Old Maps Online does not host any of the maps, but its partners don’t charge for access. Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection Flickr Conclusion