Welcome to the Department of Wild and             Crazy Ideas                    Department   of Wild and   Crazy Ideas
The Understanding the      Holocaust Project                    “You see, to understand history, to love history, to app...
Connected around the world
What does it look like?•                                Students read and get an understanding of the history of  the Hol...
What does it look like?             • Students get orientation to the Islands of Enlightenment-  Virtual Environment• Stu...
Meet the Teachers       
What’s Next?    The Heir of the King
• Teachers will assign medieval roles to students• Students will interact with each other in their roles  to try and get e...
Contact?Andrew Wheelock    Email: Awheelock@e1b.org http://www2.wnyric.org/awheelock http://virtualpioneers.weebly.com...
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This presentation will be used for my presentation at the Virtual Pioneer History Conference. http://bit.ly/vpcon12

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Islands of Enlightenment presentation

  1. 1. Welcome to the Department of Wild and Crazy Ideas  Department of Wild and Crazy Ideas
  2. 2. The Understanding the Holocaust Project “You see, to understand history, to love history, to appreciate all its meaning and nuances, we must see into it. We must look into history through our own mind’s eye.”
  3. 3. Connected around the world
  4. 4. What does it look like?•  Students read and get an understanding of the history of the Holocaust of 1939-1945 (Teachers Choice)• They read the book, “Diary of a Young Girl-Anne Frank”
  5. 5. What does it look like? • Students get orientation to the Islands of Enlightenment- Virtual Environment• Students get a historically clad avatar• They teleport into the digital recreation of the Streets of Amsterdam where the Annex was located.
  6. 6. What does it look like?•  Multi-subject Students do 10 Common Core- assignments• Final Project is to make an exhibit in the Digital Holocaust Museum
  7. 7. Meet the Teachers 
  8. 8. Meet the Students 
  9. 9. What’s Next? The Heir of the King
  10. 10. • Teachers will assign medieval roles to students• Students will interact with each other in their roles to try and get enough information to determine who the Heir of the King is.• Students will create a diary of their experiences.
  11. 11. Contact?Andrew Wheelock  Email: Awheelock@e1b.org http://www2.wnyric.org/awheelock http://virtualpioneers.weebly.com http://sigvehttp://sigve.iste.wikispaces.net/ Project Wiki http://bit.ly/holocaustproject Islands of Enlightenment Information http://bit.ly/theislands

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