Tripped across this while going through my news reader. What a cool site from the BBC.
“Dimensions is an experimental prototype for the BBC. We want to bring home the human scale of events and places in history. The D-Day landing beaches measured from London to Norfolk in the UK. How far would the Titanic stretch down your street?”
Want to get a better perspective on how big the Gulf Oil Disaster really was? Use Dimensions to overlay it onto your neighborhood…
Dimensions has categories ranging from: environmental disasters, wars and battles, the Industrial Age, Ancient World, Space, Cities in History, Festivals and Spectacles, and Depths.
What an amazing way to bring perspective to students!