Military history carnival

American Presidents, which is a great blog for history and economics teachers and students anyway, hosts the Military History Carnival.

Got a lot of carnival catch up to do. This one should help you focus on polishing lesson plans and getting ideas for student projets.

Tenth century soap opera? It’s a true story. Great background — is this the sort of story that might interest women more?

Waterberg – the first genocide of the 20th century. “Trail of bones.” Largely forgotten — or unknown — history of war in Africa in 1904. I’ll wager you didn’t know about it. It’s not in your world history book.

What do you know about African troops fighting in Europe in World War I? This post, “Forgotten soldiers of the Great War,” is guaranteed to make World War I more relevant to your African-related students.

Are you really prepared to explain the significance of the Battle of Shiloh?

◊ The school’s network went down and took your PowerPoint presentation on the Spanish Armada. What to do? Here’s some help — the PowerPoint slides you’re missing, perhaps.

◊ History is Elementary is represented by a great post about camouflage in war, particularly World War I. This is a wonderful foundation for a lesson plan that deals with non-electronic technology — and as a sidelight, this is the sort of topic where the hunters among your students will be able to provide five or six examples of modern versions, with detailed explanations about the best places to use them. (You should read the post even if it’s out of your area; it’s a fascinating mashup of art, modern art, botany, zoology, psychology and war.)

There is a magnanimous link to the Bathtub’s post on panoramic photos of World War II sites.

And a lot more. Go see.

3 Responses to Military history carnival

  1. bernarda says:

    I found out about that sometime ago while I was researching another crime, The Congo Free State. Estimates are that King Leopold’s reign of terror caused a 50% decrease in the population. Estimates of the population and the number killed vary widely, from 3 million to 30 million. One respected authority esimates 10 million.


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  3. jd2718 says:

    Waterburg I know from John Ellis’ Social History of the Machine Gun. I think (since I can’t find it lying around – I may have loaned it to someone who decided to sell it, believe it or not)


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