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Bridging World History

Bridging World History

Google Historical Voyages and Historical Events Overview: What historical event, explorer, voyage, or local history would you like to share with other schools? Have you studied the settlement history of your own community? Have you studied about your state or country and historical events that helped shape it? This site is dedicated to the explorers, voyages, events, and historical backgrounds of countries throughout the World. This project is open to schools all over the World. Suggested Topics: Exemplars: Feel free to explore the projects that have been contributed by other schools. Some are designed so that students work independently as they learn about historical events or people. How to Submit Projects: Suggested Technology Tools: We would like to suggest that you "explore" using WEB 2.0 tools for your project. This site highlights Google tools. The projects hosted on this site should use at least two Google tools as students work though the learning part of the projects. Some Google tools you may find useful are:

Early Byzantine Art Early Byzantine Art As you know, Rome was the capitol of the Roman Empire until the era of Constantine. In 324, Constantine moved the capital from Rome to the Greek City of Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople. Things were fine for awhile, but by the 5th century of the common era, things began to change.The West was under attack by the barbarians and ultimately fell apart. The cities that were part of the Roman empire declined in population or simply died. Many cities in France, Algeria, Syria, etc. simply disappeared. Around 527, Justinian came to the throne in the East — the part of the Roman empire that had its capitol at Byzantium. The center scene here is the Adventus — Justinian is on horseback, with a barbarian begging for mercy. This is standard Roman imperial imagery — but juxtaposed with Christian imagery. Justinian did not see himself as presiding over a period of decline. At the time of Justinian’s reign, Constantinople was a large city of about 1.5 million people.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project Various course websites which reflect the use of IHSP documents. Western Civilisation Courses Core I: Western Civilisation to 1715 A website created for my 2004 course at UNF. Core II: Western Civilisation since 1715 A website created for my 2004 course at UNF. Modern History Course: The West: Enlightenment to Presents A page created for my Fall 1998 Modern History survey course at Fordham University, The West: From the Enlightenment to the Present. European History and Historians I A website created for my 2004 course training graduate students how to teach introductory history courses. European History and Historians II A website created for my 2004 course training graduate students how to teach introductory history courses. Medieval History Courses Medieval Studies Course or low graphics version A page created for my Fall 1996, and after, Medieval survey course at Fordham University, The Shaping of the Medieval World. World History Courses Themed Courses

World History for Us All A Weak Sun Possibly Brought Down The Tang Dynasty & Mayan Civilization Tomorrow’s issue of Science hosts lots of interesting papers, one of which is titled, “A Test of Climate, Sun, and Culture Relationships from an 1810-Year Chinese Cave Record,” and reports on the analysis of a 1.2-meter-long stalagmite from Wanxiang Cave in northern China. The analysis tells us that the rock holds records of waning Asian monsoon rains around 1,100 years ago. The dry spell was due to weakening of the sun, possibly from a sunspot, and this climate change is thought to have been what brought down the Tang dynasty. Map of Wanxiang Cave, China Stalagmites are calcium carbonate mounds which form from dripping groundwater. Comparing this result to Chinese historical records of rainfall, the authors matched the chemical analysis to the written record. P. Rate this: i 1 Votes Like this: Like Loading...

The Great War Archive Dec 25. The Christmas Truce Sergeant Bernard Brookes was a signaller who spent ten months in Flanders in the beginning of the War before he suffered shellshock and was invalided out of active service. During his convalescence he wrote up the notes he had made during his service, giving a personal, unsentimental account of the appalling conditions in the trenches as well as humorous exploits on and off duty.Here are two short extracts relating to the famous Christmas Truce 1914: 24 December 1914: "An officer went out (after we had stood at our posts with rifles loaded in case of treachery) and arrangements were made that between 10.00am and noon, and from 2.00pm to 4.00pm tomorrow, intercourse between the Germs [sic] and ourselves should take place. You can read more of Sergeant Bernard Brookes’s story on the Europeana 1914-1918 site.

Ian Morris: Why the West Rules -- For Now Bio Stewart Brand Stewart Brand is co-founder and president of The Long Now Foundation and co-founder of Global Business Network. He created and edited the Whole Earth Catalog (National Book Award), and co-founded the Hackers Conference and The WELL. Ian Morris Ian Morris is interested in understanding why the west has dominated the earth for the last few centuries. Alexander Rose As the director of the Long Now Foundation, Alexander Rose has facilitated projects such as the 10,000 Year Clock with Danny Hillis, the Rosetta Project, Long Bets, Seminars About Long Term Thinking, Long Server and others. Hired as the first employee of the foundation in February of 1997, Rose has been an artist in residence at Silicon Graphics Inc., a project manager for Shamrock Communications, and a founding partner of Inertia Labs. To download this program become a Front Row member.

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