Computers, Visualization, and History: How New Techonology Will Transform Our Understanding of the Past

M.E. Sharpe, 27.12.2002 - 174 Seiten
A photocopiable literacy activity book for Key Stage 3 students in Year 9. It seeks to cover the key objectives of the Sentence Level strand of the National Literacy Strategy framework. There are over 50 pages of photocopiable activities, and minimal teacher preparation is required. Each topic section includes a lesson starter to use with the whole class (an OHP sheet, a handout or cards), a consolidation activity to reinforce the skill, and an extension activity to challenge more able pupils. There are notes for teachers. The text is part of a series in which there is one book for each year group at Key Stage 3, from Year 7 to Year 9.

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Seite 23 - A high-context (HC) communication or message is one in which most of the information is either in the physical context or internalized in the person, while very little is in the coded, explicit, transmitted part of the message.
Seite 13 - The most gifted man can observe, still more can record, only the series of his own impressions : his observation, therefore, to say nothing of its other imperfections, must be successive, while the things done were often simultaneous ; the things done were not a series, but a group.
Seite 13 - It is not in acted, as it is in written History : actual events are nowise so simply related to each other as parent and offspring are ; every single event is the offspring not of one, but of all other events, prior or contemporaneous, and will in its turn combine with all others to give birth to new : it is an ever-living, ever-working Chaos of Being, wherein shape after shape bodies itself forth from innumerable elements.
Seite 15 - I will consider the historical work as what it most manifestly is— that is to say, a verbal structure in the form of a narrative prose discourse that purports to be a model, or icon, of past structures and processes in the interest of explaining what they were by representing them.4 1 See my "The Burden of History,
Seite 19 - Think about it. We have all had the experience of uttering or writing a sentence, then stopping and realizing that it wasn't exactly what we meant to say. To have that feeling, there has to be a "what we meant to say" that is different from what we said.
Seite 51 - His goal is graphical excellence, which he defines as "the efficient communication of complex quantitative ideas": Excellence in statistical graphics consists of complex ideas communicated with clarity, precision, and efficiency. Graphical displays should: • show the data • induce the viewer to think about the substance rather than about methodology, graphic design, the technology of graphic production, or something else...
Seite 149 - Monarch — as he called himself — was persuaded that the Straight Line which he called his Kingdom, and in which he passed his existence, constituted the whole of the world, and indeed the whole of Space. Not being able either to move or to see, save in his Straight Line, he had no conception of anything out of it.
Seite 29 - The breaking up of every kind of experience into uniform units in order to produce faster action and change of form (applied knowledge) has been the secret of Western power over man and nature alike.

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