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Facebook Timelines Take the Boring Out of History Lessons

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Amsterdam school 4e Gymnasium has a pretty hip way of teaching history -- through Facebook.

Along with agency THEY, students at the school have used Facebook's Timeline function to chart four major historical topics: the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, Fashion from 1950 to the present, inventions of the 20th century and Magellan's Voyage.

Keeping in mind that Facebook's Timeline layout is perfect for chronological posts (something many brands, including AdAge have already done) the class is uploading information, audio, video, photos, maps and historical documents on the pages. Plus, they can ask questions and add comments right under posts, where teachers can also lead discussions.

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