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Mrs. Blades from Katy TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Virtual Reality Brings AP Art History to Life

My students need the virtual reality viewers to allow them to see and interact with the destinations and landmarks required by the AP Art History curriculum.

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My Students

My AP art history students are the academic go-getters in my Title I school. They are among the several hundred enrolled in AP classes, more than any of the other eleven high schools in our district. My students choose to add to their already heavy course load with an elective AP class. They are the epitome of life-long learners, refusing to "coast” to the end of their high school careers. Last year over 70% of my AP students earned college credit for Art History by passing the AP exam. I have another incredible group of students this year, and I am confident that this project will help the curriculum come to life for many years to come!

My Project

The AP Art History test is one of the most rigorous, for the curriculum covers 250 famous works of art and architecture from around the world, from the ancient to the contemporary. Typically, my students have only been exposed to these works through pictures in their textbook. Some of them have never been to a museum, much less an art museum.

The virtual reality viewers would enable my students to experience artworks in situ, as if they were there.

While sitting in a classroom in Houston, Texas, they could walk through the Uffizi museum in Florence or go through the catacombs of Priscilla in Rome. They could climb Borobudur in Indonesia and wander the grounds of the Taj Mahal. They could feel what it must be like to be inside a Gothic church in England, awed by the flying buttresses, the stained glass windows, and the tall vaulted ceilings. Moreover, when they examine a key feature, they could click on a text bubble featuring more detailed information.

Through the free Google Expedition app, I have access to amazing scenes and tours of landmarks from all across the world. By connecting to a common wi-fi network, the students could follow along as I "lead" a tour narrated with fun facts and questions along the way. A class set of virtual reality viewers would transform the AP art history curriculum from 2-D textbook photos to 3-D interactive experiences.

Mrs. Blades
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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SARLAR 3D VR Headset, Virtual Reality Goggles Movies Video Games Viewer for IOS, Android, Microsoft & PC phones Series within 4.0 - 6.5 Inch • Amazon Business $13.60 25 $340.00

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