The Dump: Stuff I found & thought worthy of saving

History & TOK teaching, running, golf, politics, junk

DIY DNA

An interesting story of a DNA test that uncovered a family’s unknown history – and how many more like this will be uncovered?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/lifestyle/she-thought-she-was-irish-until-a-dna-test-opened-a-100-year-old-mystery/?tid=sm_Fb&utm_term=.d3b3e82d2407

Religious Studies sites

A bit of a starting point:

http://www.religionfacts.com/

https://plato.stanford.edu/

http://www.plato-philosophy.org/teaching-high-school-philosophy/

http://hirr.hartsem.edu/ency/index.html

 

School Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Religion and Society – http://hirr.hartsem.edu/ency/index.html

Teaching High School Philosophy – http://www.plato-philosophy.org/teaching-high-school-philosophy/

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy – https://plato.stanford.edu/

 

Korean War: inside US decision making 

​http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/redacted-testimony-fully-explains-why-general-macarthur-was-fired-180960622/

The book looks intriguing, the article is long enough for students with great details and quotes on US strategy in Korea and towards China and USSR 

In-a-forgotten-caucasus-village-its-always-1989

An interesting concept to follow the migration of humans, and this is an interesting look snapshot of life behind the Iron Curtain still into the 21st century

http://outofedenwalk.nationalgeographic.com/2016/02/01/in-a-forgotten-caucasus-village-its-always-1989/

Reparations for colonialism

Interesting pov on impact of colonialism on the colonised countries vs European colonisers.

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/nov/27/enough-of-aid-lets-talk-reparations

Types of history

http://www.uky.edu/~dolph/HIS316/handouts/types.html

Good overview

ReadWorks.org

Social Studies articles – not a huge range atm but maybe to be expanded

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From Free Tech 4 Teachers

The latest batch of articles added to ReadWorks covers topics in social studies. The articles and lesson plans for K-5 primarily deal with topics in U.S. History and civics. Articles for grade six through twelve have a mix of U.S. and World History topics. Each article in the collection is accompanied by a set of reading comprehension questions. Those questions are a mix of multiple choice and open-ended questions that you can use for group discussion or individual reflection.

Big History Project

Something to look into…

https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive?WT.mc_id=10_07_2015_Rec_bhptw&WT.tsrc=BHPTwitter

How Europe conquered the world

From Foreign Affairs

Instability of power led to greater warfare to inceasing development of military technology paid for by much higher taxes than elsewhere (eg China was a stable empire with much lower taxes which was spent on infrastructure rather than military…

A few centuries of this led to better tech, bigger forces, a willingness to use this force and an expansionary outlook for resources

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