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Give Me 90 Seconds, I'll Show You the World!

Yet another really cool resource found via my PLN on Twitter!

Over the past 6 years I have taught everything from medieval Japan and South America to the Spanish-American War.  One commonality between all eras of world and U.S. history is religion.  Peoples' belief systems are the foundations for almost all of their decisions.

Mr. Gerome, a 7th grade history teacher from Aurora, Ohio (@mgerome3194) recently tweeted a link to this amazing find!



You can find the link and embed information for this map if you click here.

I could see a few uses for this:
I might use it with my 8th graders at the end of this year.  By the time we hit June we will have learned about Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Shinto, and native religions of Central and South America.  I might ask them to watch these 90 seconds and then post to their blogs about what they know already and what they could predict based on what they saw.  It would be a great way to link all of our medieval history units together using a…