Time II Lesson Plan

Friday at 8 p.m.

Build a small digital exhibit with three points that displays the intersections of chronology and text that extend the usefulness of our timeline beyond our website using html links.

Learning objectives.

At the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  1. Create three records in an Omeka Timeline that correctly locates the period, geography of three people, places, ideas, or objects from ancient Babylonia, the Indus River Valley, or ancient Persia.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ancient legal and religious texts in their societies.
  3. Locate a relevant and credible website for our three societies.
  4. Evaluate the credibility of historical websites.
  5. Link a website to a record in Omeka through the HTML editor.
  6. Explain what challenges you face in evaluating credible web sources.
  7. Generate a learning objective for yourself.

Activities to complete project

  1. Log in to our Omeka site
  2. Navigate to the Neatline plugin.
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  3. Click on the Gods and laws text to open the Neatline editor. Image
  4. Now that your are in the the editor, review the readings for this week on the Ramayana, Zoroastrianism, and the Code of Hammurabi. Search the web for three, different, credible websites related to these three subjects. Remember the PISA test (Publication, Institution, Sources, Author).
  5. For our work in Omeka, we will focus on four themes in history: ideas, organizing people, material culture, and gender. Chose an item from your researched websites that relates to one of these themes.
  6. Create a New Record for each of your three items using the edit page and clicking on “New Record.”
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  7. Create a point on a map that has a date. Give your point a Title (name) that relates to your website. Do not put the website URL here.