April 27

posted Apr 27, 2012, 6:06 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Apr 27, 2012, 11:23 AM ]
Turn in last night's homework, either to the DropBox, or by handing it in to the basket if it's on paper.

The last few reading assignments have introduced you to the year 1848, when revolutions occurred -- or almost occurred -- in many locations around Europe,and then how those events reverberated through much of the rest of the century. Today you'll start creating a Google Map that shows the locations and adds a little bit of detail about the events of that year. If you follow the instructions below, you'll create a map that you can post in your blog assessment for this cycle. 

You'll need your textbook, starting on page 391, and you'll need to go to either Google Docs or Google Mail to get started. 

Here's what you need to do:
1) Choose the "More>>" option at the right of your menu options
2) Scroll down to the option on the left called "Maps" and click it
3) Click on the button labeled "My Places"
4) Choose the red button marked "Create Map"
5) You'll see a screen that asks for a title and description. You can title your map "Revolutions of 1848" and give it a description like "This map shows where the revolutions of 1848 occurred and what the key events and results were".
6) Below the description, you'll see two options for privacy. For now, choose the second one, "Unlisted". 
7) You'll also see a link called "Interactive tutorial" right above the title. If you want to create your map on your own, click on that link and follow the directions. If you want Mr. Knowles' help, wait and we'll go through the whole process together.

Where you're headed: When you're all done with this phase, you'll want five locations on your map:
a) Paris, France
b) Frankfurt, Germany
c) Vienna, Austria
d) Prague, Czech Republic
e) Lombardy, Italy

AND each location needs a description of the events that happened there. Use your textbook to help you add a few details. 

Ready for more? Good. Continue working on the Google Map you started above then add the new locations discussed in last night's reading:
Sea of Marmara (394)
Piedmont, Italy (395)
Naples, Italy (396)
Alsace, France (397)
Lorraine, France (397)
London, England (398)
Budapest, Hungary (399)
Moscow, Russia (399-400)
Page numbers are shown to help you figure out what to type in the narrative box that accompanies each location. Be sure you do add a sentence or two describing the importance of each location in terms of how it played a part in the events we've been reading about. 

When finished, you should have a map that looks something like this:

Map of Europe in 19th Century

HOMEWORK: Catch up, complete, or improve your map.  Due Monday.