Map Our Shared Past in the Mediterranean

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Topic Overview For the first time in history, over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Exploring urbanization in the era of globalization empowers students to compare and contrast change and continuity in Mediterranean urbanites.…

Topic Overview The port cities of the Mediterranean were hubs in the trade in globalized commodities and political networks of the region, connected both to one another and to their hinterlands, although there were frequently tensions along both of…

This lesson asks students to compare and contrast many of the common elements of cities in modern times, and those of the Mediterranean—or within its sphere of influence—during the module time-frame. After brainstorming and listing physical…

Module 3: Becoming Global and Staying Local: The Mediterranean from 300-1500 CE The lessons in this module introduce students to the writings of several key historical figures from the time period and provide alternatives to stereotypical…

The lesson provides a brief overview of Mediterranean water circulation, currents, and wind systems. Maps help students relate factors affecting navigation on the sea to topography, weather conditions and physical processes in the sea. Students use…

Module 1: Framing the Mediterranean in Space and Time Lessons in this module provide geographic background on the Mediterranean, including its geological origins, its climate and ecology. A lesson on conditions for navigation, wind and currents leads…
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