7 Resources for Teaching and Learning About Mount Everest This is one of those posts that I write every year just because this is one of my "pet topics." Visiting the Himalayas is on my life list so I like to write about Mount Everest when I get a chance. This year's spring climbing season on Mount Everest is underway so I thought I would review some resources for teaching and learning about Mount Everest. National Geographic Expeditions has a lesson plan for middle school students about the history and development of climbing Mount Everest. The Rest of Everest video podcast provides more than 100 hours of video and commentary from two expeditions to the Himalayas. Panoramas.dk, hosts dozens of other interactive panoramas from around the world. Everest: Beyond the Limit was a Discovery series that chronicled the efforts of amateur mountain climbers attempting to climb Mount Everest. This Google Earth tour of Mount Everest's South Col route offers good views of the steps and camps along the way to the summit of Mount Everest.
21 Map Creation Tools for Students and Teachers Yesterday, I published a review of MapFab which is a fabulous, free, and simple tool for creating maps online. Writing that post got me thinking about all of the other free map creation tools that I've reviewed over the years. Google Maps and Google Earth are my favorite tools for creating maps, but not every school allows teachers and students to download it. And creating Google Maps does require you to have a Google account which is an obstacle to use in some schools too. Animaps is a service that was built for the purpose of allowing users to create animated Google Maps. Tripline is a service designed to enable anyone to record a trip they've taken or to plan a trip itinerary. Build A Map is a service that allows you to build layers on top of Google Maps. Scribble Maps is a fun and useful application for drawing and typing on Google Maps. UMapper is a custom map creation tool that allows you to create maps from just about any JPG, PNG, or GIF file.
11 Ways to Find and View Panoramic Images Thanks to developments in camera and web technology it has become quite easy to capture panoramic imagery. Panoramic imagery provides viewers of a better sense of the view one experiences when standing in a location. For example, a panorama of the Grand Canyon is more informative than a standard image view. AirPano offers dozens of spectacular 360 panoramas of famous landmarks and cities around the world. Panoguide is a site on which users can browse through galleries geolocated on a Google Map. Patrimonium-mundi.org is undertaking an ambitious project to capture and share 360 degree panoramas of all of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tours from Above hosts panoramic aerial imagery of cities and landmarks around the world. Vista Zoo is a Google Map featuring 3D panoramic tours of more than 1400 locations around the globe. Arounder is a free site that offers 3D views of famous places in European cities, North American locations, and the Moon.
Let's Play 'History As A List' : Krulwich Wonders... A bunch of you have sent me this list. It comes from Drew Breunig, a New Yorker who apparently works in the computer business, in advertising. It's a short history of "Frontiers" — territories that he says have challenged humans over the centuries, arranged in roughly chronological order. Drew calls it "Frontiers Through The Ages." Water, 1400 Land, 1840 Gold, 1850 Wire, 1880 Air, 1900 Celluloid, 1920 Plastic, 1950 Space, 1960 Silicon, 1980 Networks, 1990 Data, 2000 I know, I know, it's much too American and very arbitrary (Christopher Columbus didn't exactly "open" the oceans for exploration; Egyptian sailors, Minoans, Phoenicians did that, and much earlier), but still, Drew is playing a game here that's fun, if you keep at it. Suppose I wanted to think about power, how sources of power have multiplied over time. gravity muscle horses wind steam internal combustion oil gas nuclear With each new chapter, we get more power, plus more risk . vinyl 8-track cassette CD iTunes Anonymous Indeed.
Trading Around the World International trade touches us all. We drink soda from cans made of aluminum mined in Australia, wear shoes made in Europe, eat fruit from South America, build machinery from steel milled in Asia, wear clothes made from African cotton, and live in homes built from North American wood. We take it for granted, yet before we can enjoy these products and materials, traders must negotiate prices and deliver the goods through a network of relationships that literally spans the globe. Play this game to experience the challenges and excitement of international trade. Before you start, think about what you want to accomplish as a trader: Do you want to build up as much wealth as you can by selling as much of your commodities as you can? The only limit is your imagination, your negotiating skills, and your bank account!
Manifest Destiny - The Story of The US Told In 141 Maps The United States Constitution came into effect, forming the new nation. Note that the states ratified at different times, but to simplify the map, the final result is shown here. The United States achieved independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain with the Treaty of Paris on September 3, 1783, which established that the thirteen colonies were sovereign and independent states. The borders were established by Article 2 of the treaty, but with a couple of issues. Some peculiarities to point out to those familiar only with the current borders: Many states had sea-to-sea grants from the British crown that they would not give up easily, so prior to this date, they ceded this land to the federal government in exchange for their Revolutionary War debts. West Florida claimed a border further north than what the United States said it had. The Wedge, disputed since the 17th century, remained a point of contention between Delaware and Pennsylvania.
geteach.com Notable 2012 Front Pages From The New York Times - Interactive Feature Pages can be sorted by theme or reader-submitted keywords. Submit your own reaction to the news and share your favorites after selecting a page. The iEconomy Series Debuts Jan. 22State of the Union Jan. 25A Tableau of Sorrow Feb. 9Middle-Class Entitlements Feb. 12A Chain of Kidney Transplants Feb. 19Deadly Tornadoes in the U.S. March 3U.S. Soldier Kills Villagers March 12Shooting of Trayvon Martin April 12Mexican Wal-Mart Bribery Scandal April 22Airstrikes in Sudan April 24Apple's Profit Protection Strategies April 29A New Page in the Afghan War May 2A Diverse Mix of Coverage May 5The Vanishing Mind May 6Senator Richard G.
USA 360 Virtual Tours USA 360 Panoramas America - Travel USA, New York, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon Everything You Need to Know About 'Mint the Coin' If you follow anybody remotely interested in politics on Twitter, you've probably seen a reference to "mint the coin" fly across your stream at some point this month. And if you've seen that reference, you might have some questions: What coin? Who's minting it? Here's the skinny: According to the Treasury, the government hit its Congressionally-approved spending limit on Dec. 31 of 2012. Raising the debt ceiling allows the federal government to pay back loans it already owes. If you're feeling at this point a bit of deja vu, that's perfectly normal: The situation is very much a repeat of a 2011 crisis. The political stand-off around the debt ceiling brings us to Mint the Coin. The idea? A similar idea was floated in 2011 during the last major debt ceiling crisis, but failed to gain the traction of today's Mint the Coin campaign — speaking to Twitter's enhanced ability to galvanize movements. Mint the Coin may sound like something too easy — or too ridiculous — to work.
America: A Narrative History, 8e US History Tours powered by Google Earth. This new format traces historical developments across time, touching down on locations vital to our nation's heritage and development. Points of interest in each tour launch primary and multimedia sources. Download Tours: To download: Windows users: right-click, "save link as"; Mac users: ctrl+click, "save as". If you haven’t done it already, download Google Earth™ and install it on your computer.