This site makes use of our two hand-coded Java applets, iMap and iTimeline. The applets are designed to bring an element of interactivity into the site, making your learning experience more dynamic.
The first applet, iMap, allows you to explore Cuban places by pointing and clicking on a map. To navigate the map, use the arrow buttons (east), (north), (south), and (west).
The most noticeable items in iMap are the cities, as pictured at right. Clicking the left mouse button on a city will bring up the iMap menu.
If you want to explore a certain province, place the mouse cursor inside the province so that it is not over a city, but only over the province. Simply click the left mouse button once to bring up the iMap menu.
The iMap menu appears when you click on a province or city in the iMap applet. This menu allows you to go to that city or province, or search the site for more information about it. To select an item from the menu, place the mouse cursor over the desired item and click once.
The other applet offered on our site is iTimeLine. The use of iTimeLine is very simple; simply use arrow buttons to navigate Cuban history. The button takes you forward in time, while the takes you back in time. To go to a certain event or period (e.g. "1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis"), place the mouse over that event or period and click once.