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The French Revolution In 1774 the king of France Louis XV passed away. He had been on the throne for nearly sixty years, since succeeding his great-grandfather Louis XIV, the Sun King at the age of five in 1715. During most of that time the royal finances had been in a perilous state. Severely depleted by Louis XIV's schemes for the greater glory of the French monarchy, they were been further drained by the major wars of the century (Spanish Succession, Austrian Succession, Seven Years' War).

Mesopotamia in the Classroom - Ancient History et cetera Cuneiform tablet made by a sixth grader in my class. Sixth graders typically have some background knowledge of Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Maya when we begin studying those civilizations. Right now, we are near the end of the Mesopotamia unit, about which they typically know little coming in. It has been nice to spend three weeks with every day being a brand new topic for my students. I introduced the concept of a civilization and talked about the seven characteristics according to our textbook–social structure, government, stable food supply, religion, the arts, technology, and writing – before we delved into a project that combined these characteristics: making cuneiform tablets. 4 free tools for making your own maps Most of us are very familiar with Google Maps, Google Earth, Google Tour Builder, and ArcGIS. Awesome tools all. But there are other tools out there to help you and your kids create and share maps. They may not have the same cache and brand name awareness but these types of tools can be very handy.

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.

Ancient Greece European History AP World History Minon and Mycenean Civilizations: c. 3500 BC – 500BC Ancient Greece Video Minoan Video Overview - Civilization Revolution Wiki Guide Civilization Revolution Overview Civilization is a turn-based strategy game that can be down-right daunting for new players. Unfortunately, the game doesn't do a particularly good job of explaining the core concepts fact, that's probably why you're here. But worry not, for we'll walk you through this game's very basics, offering tips and advice along the way. So even if you know what you're doing, there's still some great information to glean from this section. Odds are if you just started playing Civilization, you probably have no idea what you're supposed to be doing.

Create Only available for paid subscribers. Email Sent Email Your Friends How to Create a Timeline in Excel There are many ways to create a timeline in Excel. Some methods use drawing tools or bar charts, as in my other timeline examples. Another popular method, especially for project timelines, is to use a gantt chart. This page descibes a method that I developed to create timelines quickly in Excel using an XY scatter chart with events as the data labels. Continue reading below to learn how to create the timeline from scratch, or save time by downloading the timeline template.

Make Handwriting Worksheets - ESL Writing Wizard The Writing Wizard is a free resource for teachers and homeschooling moms and dads. If you like the Writing Wizard, please tell your friends, mention it in your blog, or link to it from your own website. Having gone through those steps, you should be pretty familiar with what the Writing Wizard can do. So, whether you are making writing practice worksheets for kindergarten or elementary school children, in D'Nealian or Zaner-Bloser, in cursive or manuscript, you should now be able to come up with something. If not, try the FAQ for help. Please send your feedback! Top 10 WordPress Plugins That You Need To Be Using In 2014 If you’re running a WordPress-powered website or blog, then you’re always searching for a way to innovate and make your site easier to use –for both you and your visitors. This is one reason why WordPress plugins are so unbelievably awesome, because they seem like quick little cheats and hacks that take little-to-no time to learn, install, and use. One of the most important parts of the plugins we chose is that all ten of them can help just about any blog in some way.

Edukata model - Edukata Edukata is a participatory design model for educators to fill the gap between visionary scenarios and classroom practice. The Edukata model is a source of inspiration for educators to strengthen their abilities and confidence as designers of future classroom learning activities and to expand and improve educational design skills. Short introductory video of Edukata: Greece timeline A chronology of key events: 1924 - Greeks vote for abolition of the monarchy, country becomes republic. 1935 - Monarchy restored. 1936 - General Metaxas appointed prime minister by king, establishes right-wing dictatorship. 1940 - Mussolini's forces attack Greece from Italian-held Albania, but are repelled.