Coolest website of the week

image811464893.jpgTripped 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!


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