Tag archive for history

Anne Frank Krant

Anne Frank Krant

Each year, many dutch schools work with the ‘Anne Frank Krant’ (Anne Frank Journal) on history projects about World War II and the persecution of Jews, and its meaning in modern times. This year, it is 75 years ago that Anne Frank started to write…

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98 years ago today – vandaag 98 jaar geleden

98 years ago today – vandaag 98 jaar geleden

98 years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the First World War ended with an Armistice. I made this drawing for primary school history lessons to explain trench warfare. The Netherlands was a neutral country in that war,…

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Hanzesteden – Hanseatic cities (2)

Hanzesteden – Hanseatic cities (2)

Another map showing a few Hanseatic cities in Belgium and teh Netherlands. Click on the image for a larger version. Nog een landkaart met enkele Hanzesteden in België en Nederland. Klik op de afbeelding voor een grotere versie.

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Roman catacombs – Romeinse catacomben

Roman catacombs – Romeinse catacomben

Drawing of Roman catacombs, where the early christians celebrated mass and buried their dead. A drawing for history lessons. Click on the image for a larger version. Tekening van Romeinse catacomben, waar de eerste christenen de mis vierden en hun doden begroeven. Een tekening voor…

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Hanzesteden – Hanseatic cities

Hanzesteden – Hanseatic cities

A map of Hanseatic cities alond the river IJssel in the Netherlands. Some are still big cities, some have remained small towns. Een kaart met Hanzesteden langs de IJssel. Sommige zijn nog altijd grote steden, andere zijn kleine plaatsen gebleven.

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Roman baths – Romeins badhuis

Roman baths – Romeins badhuis

Two illustrations of Roman Baths, for history lessons. The illustration above shows different kind of baths (steam, hot, cold, outdoor), massage rooms and sporting area. The one below shows the principle of heating in use in Roman baths. Twee illustraties over Romeinse baden, voor een…

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Roman Water Supply – Romeinse waterleiding

Roman Water Supply – Romeinse waterleiding

Two years ago, I made a drawing about the Roman Water Supply. A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Mr. Schram, an expert on Roman water supply (see his website), who pointed at a few mistakes I (and the authors of a history textbook…

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First King – Eerste koning

First King – Eerste koning

Another drawing in the booklet about King & Queen: our first King, Willem I. Below, you can see my drawing of the Golden Coach, used every year on Prinsjesdag (Princes’ Day), the opening of the parliamentary year. I posted a sketch of it in September……

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Living in a palace – Wonen in een paleis

Living in a palace – Wonen in een paleis

For a educational book about the king and queen, I drew the ‘family life’ of our royal family in their ‘palace’ (even when they don’t actually live in a palace). Because images of their home are extremely rare, I invented the decor… Voor een lesboekje…

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Prinsjesdag

Prinsjesdag

The third Tuesday in september, we celebrate ‘Prinsjesdag’ (Princes’ day) in the Netherlands. It is the opening of the parliamentary year. The King and Queen make a tour in the Golden Coach through The Hague, from their palace to the Ridderzaal (Knights’ Hall), where the…

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Weeshuis

Weeshuis

A 19th cenyury orphanage, drawn for a history textbook. Een 19de eeuws weeshuis, getekend voor een geschiedenismethode.

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Infographics

Infographics

Three infographics made for history lessons. The infographics had to be, well, graphics, but they also had to be attractive pictures. The one above shows the levels of authority of EU, dutch government, provinces and municipalities. The one below shows the amount of houses of…

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Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013

Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013

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Board game

Board game

I designed and drew this borad for a game about the Occupation of the Netherlands by the germans in World War II. The game is part of history lessons. Ik ontwierp en tekende dit bord voor een spel over de Bezetting van Nederland in de…

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Hiding place

Hiding place

This drawing shows the house of family Ten Boom in Haarlem. During the Second World War, the family Ten Boom offered a hiding place to Jews, members of the resistance and students who were fleeing from the Germans. During 1943 and 1944, there were always…

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Ieper/Ypres

Ieper/Ypres

Next year, it will be 100 years that the First World War began. Yesterday, the Tour de France organisation presented the route of the 2014 edition, that will commemorate some of the heaviest battles on the western front. For example, the start of the fifth…

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First World War

First World War

The trenches of the First World War. The drawing was made for history lessons. De loopgraven in de Eerste Wereldoorlog, getekend voor een geschiedenismethode.

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Dirk Loef van Horne

Dirk Loef van Horne

This is Dirk Loef van Horne, who lived in the 12th century. He started the building of Slot Loevestein. A drawing for ‘Venster op Nederland’. Dit is Dirk Loef van Horne, die leefde in de 12de eeuw. Hij gaf de opdracht tot de bouw van…

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Dutch trade triangle

Dutch trade triangle

In the 17th and 18th century, the Dutch trade on the Atlantic had this triangular shape, similar to the English navigation system. Manufactured products were shipped form Europe to Africa, slaves from Africa to the caribbean and America and colonial produce (like sugar, tobacco, coffee)…

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Slot Loevestein

Slot Loevestein

One of the most interesting forts of the Netherlands: Slot Loevestein. A drawing made for ‘Venster op Nederland’ (‘Window on the Netherlands’), history lessons for primary schools. Eén van de interessantste kastelen van ons land: Slot Loevestein. Een tekening gemaakt voor ‘Venster op Nederland’, een…

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