Website of the Week: From Cave Paintings to the Internet (Gr. 6-12)

From Cave Paintings to the Internet – The history in information and media

This site has organized great events and advancements in information, media, and communication into one place that can be searched and viewed in a variety of ways. Events have been cataloged going back as far as 2,500,000 BC and as recent as the year 2013. View the vast collection of information in a timeline view, by theme, or by using a Google Maps interface. Each entry comes with a detailed description of the event, the players involved, and links to additional resource materials.

INTEGRATE

  • This is a great tool for students to have in their research toolbox. When studying or researching a topic, students could use this site to gain insight into the communication and social developments that were going on in the world at the time.
  • The site currently has 3,820 entries and is being updated on a regular basis.

Screenshot of map interface

For more information, please visit Richard Byrne over at FreeTechnology4Teachers.com

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