Archive for August, 2013

August 28th, 2013 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

From the Cave to the Kitchen

In hundreds of thousands of years, and seven steps, man has gone from discovering fire for cooking, to having ovens in nearly every home. We began with log fires and rotisseries over the flame, developed stone ovens, moved these ovens into buildings, and then into our homes. What else is in the kitc[...]

August 22nd, 2013 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

London Vs. Paris

Not only does this infographic, originally posted by the great blog, sheds light on a centuries long rivalry between to major countries, it also shows a great way to compare two different like objects, or in this case cities (don’t tell them I said they are alike though). [...]

August 21st, 2013 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

The Fight for Democracy in the Middle East

As I imagine it, using this infographic would require students who are a little more advanced and knowledgable about current events. This is an interact timeline on the fight for democracy in the Middle East, and includes several countries. However, it only covers mid December 2010 through the begin[...]

August 14th, 2013 - 1:56 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

Moon Phases Explained (with Oreo cookies)

This infographic includes a great activity for students of any age. Hand out Oreos to each student, and have them create each moon phase as depicted at the top of the infographic, assigning one phase per student. Then create a sun (a lamp), facing the Earth, and have students place themselves at eac[...]