Monday, October 22

Maps-of-War (History-of-Religion in 90 animated seconds)

Maps-of-War is a multimedia site dedicated to producing diverse, creative visuals that enhance our understanding of war and its history.

How has the geography of religion evolved over the centuries, and where has it sparked wars? This animated map gives you a brief history of the world's most well-known religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism. Selected periods of inter-religious bloodshed are also highlighted. Here is 5,000 years of religion in 90 animated seconds:


In addition, I would not be surprised if more animated maps will be added in the near future.

Every Maps-of-War animation is available for download so that you can play it on your own computer, even without an internet connection. Maps are provided in Flash SWF Format (.swf).

These Maps-of-War animations are also excellent tools to engage (or motivate) students into thinking and kick-start discussions in your face-to-face or online sessions (as long as they are related in one way or the other to the subject or topic you are teaching/facilitating). Finally, these visual maps should also facilitate great discussions on whether they are really accurate or not :)

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