Monday, November 15, 2010
Another reason why the flash movie is the greatest innovation in pedagogy since the blackboard.
No, it was missing. The map seemed to progress more or less according to the rate of change, rather than a steady passage of time.
Or perhaps that was just an illusion? In any event, I'd have preferred a year marker as well. I was forced to guess what time period it was until I saw something unmistakable (Act of Union, Mongol invasion, creation of Germany, etc.).
Not only would the year date been valuable, but major events (100 Years War; 30 Years War, Spanish Civil War; WWI; WWII been helpful (and I only named a VERY few)
It could be slowed down and some description given. How and why the tiny German states, principalities, duchies, et al, were pressed together by Bismark, etc.