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MLK Day 2013 Martin Luther King Day est chaque année le 3ème lundi de Janvier, le plus proche du 15 janvier qui est sa date de naissance. Cette année ce sera lundi 21 janvier 2013. Voici une sélection de sites que vous pouvez utiliser en classe : ne manquez pas à la fin les articles de Time magazine de 1964 pour voir ce que la presse disait de MLK : surprenant ! Attention !!!! History of the Day L’histoire du jour et de MLK sur le site de l’ambassade des USA niveau B1 (aller vers le milieu de la page) L’histoire avec une chronologie simple à comprendre (niveau A2) L’histoire plus complète avec des références (niveau B1) Remember that: - MLK Day is the only national holiday commemorating an African American. - MLK Day is not only a holiday, but a day of services. Day of service Le slogan en 2006 était: "Make the holiday “A day ON, not a day OFF!”. Biographies Et la seconde

História e Geografia da Europa. Mapas históricos e geográficos do Velho Continente. Earth-history.com A website dedicated to Ancient Times Classic Age The National Academy in Athens, with Apollo and Athena on their columns, and Socrates and Plato seated in front represents the intellectual legacy of the Classic Age that continues to inform how humans understand life, truth and the universe. Classical antiquity, era, or period is a broad term for a long period of cultural history centered on the Mediterranean Sea, which begins roughly with the earliest-recorded Greek poetry of Homer (eighth-seventh century B.C.E.), and continues through the rise of Christianity and the fall of the Western Roman Empire (fifth century C.E.), ending in the dissolution of classical culture with the close of Late Antiquity (300—600 AD), or the similar and better known periodization of history, the Early Middle Ages (500-1100 C.E.). Such a wide sampling of history and territory covers many rather disparate cultures and periods. Ancient Greece Ancient Greece is the period in Greek history lasting for close to a millennium, until the rise of Christianity. Notes

Jean-Claude Hocquet : « Les hommes ont fait du sel avant d’inventer l’écriture et l’alphabet » Marais salants à Noirmoutiers, Source : Wikipedia Existe-t-il, aujourd’hui, ingrédient plus banal que le sel ? Au moment de poser la salière sur la table, ou de la saisir pour assaisonner un plat, nous demandons-nous d’où vient le sel que nous consommons, la manière dont il a été produit, son histoire ? Depuis quand le sel est-il utilisé par les hommes ? Le sel est un produit soluble qui ne laisse pas de trace archéologique immédiatement visible. Les Romains de l’Antiquité appréciaient particulièrement une sauce salée et fort goûteuse, le garum, obtenue par macération des viscères de poissons (thon et maquereau surtout) mêlés à du sel ou à de la saumure (sel en solution), le tout dans des cuves étanches aménagées sur les littoraux. Or, si le sel disparaît sans laisser de trace, il n’en va pas de même des installations qui ont permis sa fabrication. La grande époque du briquetage européen fut l’âge du Bronze (2d millénaire avant notre ère). Principaux pays producteurs de sel (en Mt)

Google Maps Launch Google MapsLaunch Maps in LUNA Browser The over 120 historical maps in the Google Maps have been selected by David Rumsey from his collection of more than 150,000 historical maps; in addition, there are a few maps from collections with which he collaborates. These maps can also be seen in the Gallery layer of Google Earth, Rumsey Historical Maps layer, and in the Google Earth viewers on this website. All the maps contain rich information about the past and represent a sampling of time periods (1680 to 1930), scales, and cartographic art, resulting in visual history stories that only old maps can tell. Some of the maps fit perfectly in their modern spaces, while others (generally earlier period maps) reveal interesting geographical misconceptions of their time and therefore have to be more distorted to fit properly in Google Maps and Earth. The original historical maps are first made into digital images by scanning them with high resolution digital cameras.

The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War | Hispanic Division "The war of the United States with Spain was very brief. Its results were many, startling, and of world-wide meaning." --Henry Cabot Lodge Hispanic Division, Library of Congress This presentation provides resources and documents about the Spanish-American War, the period before the war, and some of the fascinating people who participated in the fighting or commented about it. Information about Cuba, Guam, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States is provided in chronologies, bibliographies, and a variety of pictorial and textual material from bilingual sources, supplemented by an overview essay about the war and the period. Special Presentations Cuba | Philippines | Puerto Rico | Spain Acknowledgements World of 1898 Home | Introduction | Chronology | Index | Bibliography | Literature | Maps | American Memory

Europe Europe is the second smallest of the seven continents covering roughly 2% of the earth’s surface. The name 'Europe’ has long been thought to have been derived from the ancient myth of Zeus and Europa. According to this tale, the great god Zeus, seeing the lovely Phoenician princess Europa bathing (or, according to other versions, playing with her handmaidens) by the sea shore, transformed himself into a magnificent white bull and slowly approached her from the sea. Herodotus, however, does not believe the tale of the Phoenician princess had anything to do with the naming of the continent, writing in Book Four of his Histories, “Another thing that puzzles me is why three distinct women’s names should have been given to what is really a single land-mass…nobody knows where it got its name from, or who gave it, unless we are to say that it came from Europa, the Tyrian woman, and before that was nameless like the rest.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project This page is a subset of texts derived from the three major online Sourcebooks listed below, along with added texts and web site indicators. For more contextual information, for instance about Western imperialism, or the history of a given period, check out these web sites. Internet Ancient History Sourcebook Internet Medieval Sourcebook Islamic History Section Internet Modern History Sourcebook For help in research, homework, and so forth see Contents The Pre-Islamic Arab World Pre-Islamic Arabs Pre-Islamic Persia Muhammad and Foundations - to 632 CE Religious and Social Context of 7th Century Arabia 2ND Patricia Crone: Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam. Muhammad Ibn Ishaq (d. c. 773 CE): Selections from the Life of Muhammad The Qu'ran: Al-Fatiha (The Opening), text with RealAudio chanting, [At Islam.org] The entire Qu'ran is available in audio at this site. Hadith Hadith Selections, short excerpts. Islam Faith and Theology General The Sunni Tradition The Shi'ite Tradition Sufism Women in Islam Science

Encyclopedia of Philosophy Connections Connections The Metropolitan Museum of Art Share Share Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Email Chic Jared Goss “I can't explain why unicorns aren't chic, but they're just not.” August 31 Books Ken Soehner “I think it's going to be many years before there's a formal portrait where the sitter is clutching his or her Kindle or iPad.” October 19 The Edge Thomas P. “Sometimes it's easier to come to an object from the outside in.” September 28 White Andrew Bolton “I think even when it comes to pure abstraction I look at art and I see fashion. January 12 War and Conflict Dirk Breiding “One of the questions that doesn't seem to let me go is whether war is some kind of human condition.” February 23 Endings Chris Coulson “I like that moment in the movies when the screen goes black and you’re suspended between the world of film and the reality that’s going to return when the lights go up.” December 28 Interpretation Rika Burnham “I believe that I open the eyes of the people I teach, but I believe they open my eyes, as well.”

Internet History Sourcebooks Internet Ancient History Sourcebook The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook has expanded greatly since its creation, and now contains hundred of local files as well as links to source texts throughout the net. See Introduction for an explanation of the Sourcebook's goals. See the Help! page for all the help on research I can offer. Although I am more than happy to receive notes if you have comments on this web site, I cannot answer specific research enquiries [and - for students - I cannot, or rather will not, do your homework.] The Ancient History Sourcebook works as follows: This Main Index page [this page] shows all sections and sub sections. Additional Study/Research Aids In addition to the above structure, there are a series of pages to help teacher and students. Ancient History in the Movies Subjects covered by the source texts in each Section. Studying Ancient History The Ancient Near East Mesopotamia Egypt Persia Israel Greek Civilizations Greece The Hellenistic World Introduction

History - World Wars: The Middle East during World War One GREAT MILITARY BATTLES At the height of the Assyrian Empire (700 BC) she possessed the most powerful army yet seen in the ancient world, and would go on to dominate the for three hundred years. Expansion began in the reign of King Ashurnasirpal II (883 – 859) BC whose campains would reveal the true military skill on which the Assyrians would conquer, their superior tactics and technology in siege warfare. In his first campaign, Ashurnasirpal captured five cities in an era when other warlords would have regarded the capture of one a successful conclusion to hostilities. Ashurnasirpal’s son Shalmaneser III (859 - 824) BC also adopted a policy of conquest. Shalameneser’s victory over the combined forces of the Israelites, Damascenes and Lebanese backed by at the battle of Qarqar in 853 BC, expanded the Assyrian Empire to the coasts of the , northern and the strategic city of in the Sinai. Assyrian Imperial fortunes were restored when in a military coup installed Tiglath – Pileser III to the throne in 745 BC.

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