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ERIC Number: EJ1231824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
"If This Place Could Talk": Using Augmented Reality to Make the Past Visible
Johnson, Aaron; Hicks, David; Ogle, Todd; Bowman, Doug; Cline, David; Ragan, Eric
Social Education, v81 n2 p112-116 Mar-Apr 2017
In 2014, Virginia's Montgomery County school division adopted a place-based social studies curriculum titled "My Place in Time and Space" for fifth grade students. The curriculum promotes an awareness of the impact of place on local knowledge and disciplinary understandings in southwest Virginia, while also connecting local history to national history. Within this context, we describe how a team of fifth grade teachers, teacher educators, public historians, and computer scientists designed, developed, and implemented an augmented reality application, "CI-Spy," that ultimately enabled students to "see" how the separate but equal doctrine, specifically segregated schooling, impacted their own community
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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