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Mrs. Mock from Danville CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Medieval History Comes Alive Using VR!

Help me give my students history lessons that come to life with VR!

  • 1 donor
  • $570 goal

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My Students

Who doesn't love a good virtual reality experience? Combine VR with history and it's a match made in medieval heaven! The students that I teach are 12 and 13 years old and are the perfect candidates for bringing VR into the classroom. I have about 90 students coming into my classroom each day and they expect to be challenged and sometimes entertained. How can I do both? The VR sets can definitely help. The students want to do their best work in class and show me what they are capable of. This year I'd love to bring history alive for them, not just with videos or photos, but with VR. We study the medieval world. Having 3D capabilities with the use of VR would create a whole new experience for my students. Something many of the have never experienced before.

Imagine experiencing the Roman Colosseum in 3D while studying about the rise and fall of the Roman Empire or being able to walk though a VR museum exhibit looking at famous art work from the Renaissance.

These are the experiences I would love to bring to my classroom for my students.

My Project

Using virtual reality to enhance history provides the students an amazing learning opportunity helping them connect to a specific time period. Reading about events, such as gladiator battles, at the Roman Colosseum from a textbook or watching a video about the Colosseum is not as engaging as viewing the structure using VR. Using VR allows students to see the advanced architecture and engineering up close and to experience the true size of the massive structure.

Viewing art pieces using a virtual reality art museum program and a VR headset is much more engaging than seeing flat 2D art in books or even watching a video about art.

Being able to "walk" around, turn 360 degrees, and experience the feeling of being inside a museum or a structure like the Colosseum can make a world of difference.

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This project will reach 90 students.

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ReTrak Utopia 360 virtual reality headset for cellular phone • CDW-G $12.83 32 $410.56

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