Saturday, August 16, 2014

Elucidating history through spatial technology

Image above:The South Australian RSL Virtual Memorial

Related links to Spatialworlds  
Spatialworlds website

Australian Geography Teachers' Association website    

Where am I??  

Adelaide, Australia: S: 34º 55' E: 138º 36'

Some history and geography entwinement examples from South Australia

 A previous Spatialworlds posting focussed on the entwinement of history and geography. This posting provides two excellent practical ways organisations have used spatial technology to elucidate history.

* History of the Port Adelaide and Enfield Council through an interactive map  

The site allows visitors to interact with the map, locating buildings of historical interest and providing some fascinating historical information. 

* The South Australian Virtual War Memorial

The RSL Virtual War Memorial is to be the definitive resource and repository for anyone wanting to research, study or contribute to the commemoration of  South Australia's and the Northern Territory's socio-military history. The site contains an interactive map section which allows visitors to locate Memorials around the world and to read the inscriptions.

  * The war journey via letters of an Irish World War 1 soldier mapped.

The spatial war story of John Adams - his story.

* Interactive map of Europe border changes over time

* The greatest journeys: Whilst on about exploration, here is an interesting interactive site which maps history's greatest journeys. This site is a great connecting history and geography resource. 

* HistGeog workshop

Whilst talking about the connection between geography and history, I thought it might be worthwhile directing you to Geogaction, my professional learning blog. This morning I conducted a workshop titled 'HistGeog' where I presented ideas on how to connect the Australian Curriculum for geography and history. The powerpoint and the links to resources on the posting may be a help to those thinking about how we can entwine the two learning areas in the curriculum and in turn, the classroom.

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