Maps of War

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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