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ENGL 016: Contact and Conflict: Literatures of Israel and Palestine: Home

How to Add to the Class Timeline

Editable Spreadsheet:

Rules for adding to the timeline:
1. Do not change the headers of the spreadsheet.
2. Do not change the blue row of the spreadsheet (row 2), which alters the title slide, unless the class collaboratively decides how to change it.
3. Do not leave any empty rows in between rows with existing text. Don't worry about adding rows in chronological order; the timeline tool will sort that out.
4. Be consistent with your use of Group names (e.g. Historical Event; Author). Any capitalization or spacing inconsistencies will create duplicate lines on the timeline.

An example of timeline spreadsheet.

Historical Map Overlays


Access the different layers of the map by choosing "Content" on the left side, and clicking on the different checkboxes to see the historical boundary overlays. Don't worry - any changes you make to the map settings are not permanent and will not affect others' view.

You can alter the basemap by choosing "Basemap" on the left side.

You can change the transparency of each layered map by clicking on the three blue dots which appear after hovering over the title of any given layer. 

If the legends are difficult to read, feel free to consult the source maps at:

Screenshot of partial map of Palestine/Israel from the ArcGIS webpage.


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