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Free interactive History & Science tools for the classroom.

Posted March 21st, 2011 at 04:22 AM by PragmaticStatistic
Updated September 22nd, 2015 at 07:20 AM by PragmaticStatistic (update info)

MyReadingMapped is now back on online with a new look, format and URL.

It still offers the same 150 maps of history and science, but now they are available as downloadable and editable Google Earth KML files rather than live Google Maps on my web site. And the change enables you to use the map in 3D and turn on the weather in the climate classification map or the Google building models in the ancient ruins and lost cities maps. In addition, I decided to focus the site on making it just a library of maps without the articles and instructions on how to make maps since the information and technology change so often.

Map topics include explorer and conqueror expeditions, ancient ruins and lost cities, human migration, geoscience issues such as geology, climate classification system, plate tectonics and thermohaline circulation, war battle sites, architecture, locations of famous landscape paintings, government, sunken and abandoned ships, plane and train crash sites, disease outbreaks such as Ebola, MERS and SARS, and crime sprees.

The new site offers several hidden benefits that make the site better:
  1. It reduces the RAM needed to load the map and speeds up their use.
  2. It reduces the cost of data usage for mobile devices.
  3. It enables teachers to modify the maps for classroom use according to their style, assignment and criteria.
  4. It reduces each map's dependence on Google servers and their dependence on the Internet, and changes in policy.
  5. It reduces the size of the web site to something more manageable for me to edit and repair due to damaging technology upgrades such as has happened in the past.
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