American Civil War Augmented Reality Project

It's very appropriate. On the 147th anniversary of the Battle of
Gettysburg the American Civil War Augmented Reality Project
begins a campaign on Kickstarter
to make the use of augmented reality a "reality" for students studying
the American Civil War.

Take a few minutes and watch the video on Kickstarter to get an understanding of the project. Contribute and you can get some
cool shout outs and gifts if the funding goal is reached. At the very
least spread the word about this cool project.

Just so you know the American Civil War Augmented Reality Project is the brainchild of
high school history teacher and tech geek Jeff Mummert. Check out his Hershey Before Hershey project to get a sense of how
history and technology can be melded to form a new and engaging tool to
view our past.

Unfortunately, to make this project a reality we need funding. So please help us by spreading the word or contributing.
Thanks!

Here are some of the American Civil War Augmented Reality sites (give us a shout out) :

Blog
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube


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Tags: Civil, War, augmented_reality, history, social, studies, technology

Comment by Art Titzel on July 4, 2010 at 10:18am
Check out a write up about the project that was in the July 4th edition of the York (PA) Daily Record:

http://www.ydr.com/ci_15435690
Comment by Ryan Swank on July 7, 2010 at 7:42pm
Thanks so much for sharing this project. I had never come across "augmented reality" before, and it really opened up my eyes to the possibilities of going beyond audio tours of significant sites. Also, I have worked with middle school students in my ELA classes to create community history web sites, but the link to the "Hershey Before Hershey" project helped me see the potential of what these kinds of student-generated sites can do. Best of luck with the Civil War Augmented Reality Project; I'll definitely check out the Kickstarter page.
Comment by Art Titzel on July 8, 2010 at 1:15pm
Thanks for commenting. Our goal is to make historical tours and field trips more interactive and fun for students. Please feel free to help us spread the word. If we can reach our funding goal on Kickstarter then we will be in a good position to unveil our project publicly much sooner.

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