A great website about a Local Heritage Initiative funded project to create panels in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry to tell the events that took place in Yorkshire prior to the Battle of Hastings.
Overview of the project – http://www.battleoffulford.org.uk/bayeux_project.htm
Photos of the panels in progress – http://www.battleoffulford.org.uk/bayeux_progress.htm
This is an excellent article about Peter Norman, the white Australian sprinter who was awarded the silver medal alongside John Carlos and Tommie Smith while they raised their black-gloved fists and bowed their heads as the US National Anthem was played.
This graphic from the excellent Brookings Essay “The Rhyme of History: Lessons of the Great War” by Margaret MacMillan shows the close family relationship between the three key European monarchs: Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany; King George V of England; and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.
Click the thumbnail below to view the full-size version on the Brookings Institute website.
I created this photo collage as a title for one of my display boards. Each letter is made up of images I collected for my daily HistoryPod podcast so they cover a range of events from the Wild West to the Space Race and the Qing dynasty to Tiananmen Square. The letters make a great display board title when cut out – around it I added front page images from various editions of Time magazine covering the past few decades.
It makes a great conversation starter – students have enjoyed identifying the images, or quizzing me about the events they relate to.
You can download a PDF of the letters below. To give you an idea of size, the word “We” is the width of an A4 sheet.
This fabulous map comes from the Harvard University Map Collection.