Archive for the ‘history’ Category

April 29th, 2014 - 3:05 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, history, Humanities, STEM

The most important developments in human history

There are a lot of developments here. Some of them we don’t appear to use anymore. However, without all of these developments, we would not be where we are today. Try to find scientists and poll them as to what are the most important developments, and then poll your students. After all the of [...]

April 22nd, 2014 - 2:50 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, history, Humanities, STEM

The History of Press (Printing)

We are taught that Johann Gutenberg created the first printing press. But this infographic goes back to an older printer in 618 AC. It also says that Gutenberg’s was the first movable type. So why are we (or at least I) taught that Gutenberg invented the first printing press, and before this i[...]

April 15th, 2014 - 4:55 pm § in Data Visualizations, history, Humanities, Uncategorized

Celebrating America’s Diversity

This infographic begins in the year 1820. What was going on in the world in 1820 that makes this infographic begin there. Do you agree that it should begin there? Should it begin earlier, or later? What were the biggest factors that led to immigration to America? Where did the immigrants settle in A[...]

April 8th, 2014 - 4:55 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, history, STEM

The History of Opportunity

In the opinion of you and your students, what was the biggest development that has led to our modern day life? The Gutenberg Press, the typewriter, electricity, the computer? How can your students harness this technology in order to take advantage of the opportunities this infographic claims there i[...]

April 1st, 2014 - 4:25 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, history, Humanities

Modern American Financial History

A friend once told me that he once had a history teacher who, because she had studied history teacher, she foresaw the recent recession coming. Let’s hope that she got all of her money out of stocks before it happened. There is also a saying that history repeats itself. Looking at this infogra[...]

December 10th, 2013 - 11:54 pm § in history, Humanities

100 Years of Change

Ask your students to imagine the world in 1913. Do they think of fashion, lack of modern technology, impending world crisis? Would any of them chose to go back and live in 1913? Based on this infographic, life was very different 100 years ago. Choose a few of the ways life has changed and ask [&hell[...]

October 29th, 2013 - 12:35 pm § in history, IGAD, STEM

A Perspective on Time

There are a few things that are really difficult to convey to students. I remember how hard it was to help my social studies students understand what caused the seasons. Yes, I taught a lot of science while teaching social studies. Distance and time, on the outset, seem simple. But comprehending the[...]