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Start - Otto’s Journey 2011 on the roof of the world: Gunther Holtorf with Otto against the backdrop of Mount Everest When Gunther Holtorf looks at a map, memories immediately pop up in his head: memories of past visits, encounters and adventures. Pick up any country –he has been there. Or at least every country you can get to with a four-wheel drive car. He has visited 215 countries, autonomous territories and regions over the last 26 years. iTunes U course and Multi-Touch Book on the First World War! Whether you’re a school student or a WW1 enthusiast, you can now discover the different causes leading to the First World War with our new iTunes U course and Multi-Touch Book. The book and related course, available on iTunes in both Dutch and English, use fascinating historical materials to bring the months and years before the outbreak of war into focus. Many of these sources are drawn from Europeana 1914-1918, our dedicated WW1 site which brings together hundreds of thousands of items related to the war from heritage institutions and members of the public across Europe.

First World War centenary: Letters from the trenches reveal horror faced by our boys - Letters home from the Western Front in the First World War gave a snapshot of the horrendous conditions suffered by Ulster soldiers in the trenches. On today's 100th anniversary of the declaration of war by Britain, we highlight some of the messages sent back to anxious friends and family. Name: Corporal Eric Bradshaw From: Ballymena Served with: Royal Engineers Written: from Rouen, France, to his father in 1915

California's Getting Fracked California s Getting Fracked Everything oil companies aren’t telling you about the extent of fracking in California, and what it means for your food, water, and health. by Anna Flagg, Sarah Craig & Antonia Bruno The Mounted Soldiers of Australia — Australian Light Horse Association Horses have played a special role in the story of Australia. For the first hundred years of European settlement they were the only means of transport across most of our huge country. Outside the few cities, ability to ride a horse was almost as basic as the ability to walk. The value of the mounted soldier in Australia was first shown in 1804 when redcoats of the New South Wales Corps set out in pursuit of a large force of rebel convicts who had broken out of the Castle Hill Prison Farm.

How what you eat demands more water than you think it does - Los Angeles Times By Kyle Kim, Jon Schleuss and Priya Krishnakumar April 7, 2015 California's crippling drought has prompted conservation efforts, such as replacing grass lawns and minding how long you leave the tap water running. AE2 enters the Dardanelles, 1915 - History (9) - ABC Splash - Overview This media resource contains content that shows images of war. World War I was fought on land, in the air, on the sea and below it. What role did AE2, an Australian submarine, play in the campaign to take Turkey's Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915? The Best Online Storytelling and Journalism of 2014 5) A Big Year for Crowdsourcing and Eyewitness Media The term crowdsourcing is nearly 10 years old, but in 2014 crowdsourcing in journalism took a few big steps forward. Right at the end of 2013 user generated content and eyewitness media got a boost when Storyful was purchased by News Corp (my take here). In Syria Shattered Storyful worked with the Wall Street Journal for a three part series weaving together incredible before and after pictures, poignant original video and eyewitness video sourced from YouTube users. The cumulative effect serves to bring readers closer to the people and the streets of Syria in a way that feels immediate and urgent.

World War I 1914-1919: A Source-based Study Syllabus | Exams | Websites | Resources | Glossary | Teachers Modern History Home > Modern History > Core Study > World War I 1914-1919: A Source-based Study Introducing Pulp and Pulp Press How we made our first comics-journalism feature—and the tools for you to make one, too Last week, Al Jazeera America published its first piece of comics journalism—a co-production between reporter Michael Keller and cartoonist Josh Neufeld. “Terms of Service: Understanding our role in the world of Big Data” is an illustrated look at privacy and technology in an age where people are putting more and more of their personal information online, or using new devices like sensors to record their exercise and sleeping habits.