Site of the Day: ChronoZoom

It seems very easy to lose track of current events or our daily lives in relation to our collective history. For our students, they have an even smaller perspective given the shorter time span they have to reflect on. And so I thought that it only appropriate to share another cool site that I found called ChronoZoom, which is a project from Microsoft Research, The University of California Berkeley, the faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics of Lomonosov Moscow State University, and the University of Washington. From their website, ChronoZoom is for:
Use ChronoZoom to get a perspective of the extensive scale of time and historical events relative to what happened around the world. Become an author yourself! Simply log on with your social networking credentials to record your unique perspective or tell a story that needs to be told. [source]
For example, I went to their site to check out the history of the cosmos. Birth of the Milky Way? Cool! Clicking on it brought me to an easy to understand page with images of the Milky Way. It even has a bibliography attached to it so that students can find out more information about the subject. It's a very visual way to look at history and could definitely be helpful for some of our kiddos.

Click on the graphic below to go to the ChronoZoom "The Birth of the Milky Way Galaxy" page or click here to go to the ChronoZoom homepage.


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