Camelot

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Yesterday, my wife and I took a road trip to Stratford to see their production of Camelot.  We had great seats – centre stage and seats on the aisle 6 rows up.  It doesn’t get much better than that.  The play was full of incredible single and story telling.  We thoroughly enjoyed it and Kaylee Harwood as Guenevere just blew us away.  The costumes and the number of costume changes was mind numbing.

I really liked the way that the Stratford Festival used Flickr to document the play. 

Creating the set and costumes – http://www.flickr.com//photos/48668126@N07/sets/72157626002594351/show/

Pictures from the play – http://www.flickr.com//photos/48668126@N07/sets/72157626693482961/show/

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Maps of War

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There is nothing more powerful for learning that the visualization of the topic at hand. Recently, I discovered the web resource “Maps of War“. I was watching the movie “The Bridge at Remagen” and had loaded Google Earth to put the various locations from the movie into current day perspective.

Presented very much from the US perspective, animated maps describe world events like the World Wars, Iraq, and many other historical events. I must admit to being addicted to the maps and played and replayed many of them to get a high level refresher of the events.

If you’re a teacher of social studies, you might find these animations a very useful tool. Combining maps with historical imagery creates a powerful information centre. Some of the content can be disturbing so, like all resources, you should preview it carefully before use.

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OTR Links for 08/04/2011

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Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.