Give me a good map and I’m occupied for hours.
Such was the case with the World Population Map.
This resource maps population growth and much more.
Check out the bottom of the screen for a scrubber bar that lets you visualise the growth of population from the past to the present.
The coloured lines point to various themes along the way. Mouse over any of the white triangles to get a description of a specific event.
So often, in History and Social Studies, we may focus on the topic and location, forgetting that there’s a whole rest of the world that may be affected or is affecting the topic at hand.
My first exploration was of Canadian milestones.
|1812||(Mandatory if you live in a War of 1812 community|
|1867||Confederation and Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario join|
|1871||British Columbia joins|
|1873||Prince Edward Island joins|
|1905||Saskatchewan and Alberta join|
|1949||Newfoundland and Labrador join|
|1870||Northwest Territories joins|
|1898||Yukon Territory joins|
|1967||100 Years old already|
|1914||World War I|
|1939||World War II|
Use this resource to see the changing landscape – Historical Maps of Canada
And that’s just a start. Check out the world population for your favourite historical event.
Or just play with the scrubber bar to visualise how the population grew along the timeline. It’s fascinating.
What would a resource like this be without educational support? There is indeed a section devoted to Teacher Resources.
This is definitely something to bookmark and pull out to use at the appropriate time.