Now, people get the chance to get to know Florence Mills as they never could before: within an interactive AR learning experience. They can also get to know "Tiny" Davis, a trumpet virtuoso on the little-known International Sweethearts of Rhythms’ ride across mid-Western America.
Your entire classroom will experience these two stories come to life before their eyes, together. Explore eight dynamic scenes. Interact with events and conversations based on true historical accounts. Collaborate as a class using lesson plans inclusive to all styles of learning, and …together… document the lives of two unsung heroes they will be unable to forget.
UNSUNG is a multiplayer augmented reality learning experience about 2 Black singers: Florence Mills and Tiny Davis, who rose above societal challenges to make their voices heard.
UNSUNG takes a gamified approach to learning. It invites students to collaboratively explore immersive environments from history. Students will be able to read passages specific to each environment, fill in blanks in the text based on what they learn and find important historical artifacts along with primary source documents to analyze.
Animations, rich narrations, and a flexible lesson planning guide come together to give students a wholly unique way to meet …and appreciate… two singers who deserve to their stories remembered for all time.
The interactive AR experience consists of 8 virtual scenes (four for each figure) that students can explore. These scenes represent important moments in the figures’ lives. Students can use their tablets or other Android/iOS device to look around the scene, talk to characters, and read information about the setting and its people. Each scene is designed to take one 45 minute class period to complete.
Every scene starts off with a challenge to each student to find a primary source artifact. To do so, they need to explore the environment and talk with the characters. Once they have discovered all the information necessary to move forward, they will be asked to fill in the missing blanks from the passage. After each student completes their task, they will then analyze a primary source document as a group, and answer a final Check for Understanding (CFU).
Students are able to scout, interact, and uncover the real stories of our histories as a team
Empower BIPOC students to see themselves in important historical figures that they won’t find in their textbooks.
Students use technology and work as a team to complete each lesson, resulting in higher engagement.
Our applications can be accessed from anywhere with a mobile device, tablet, or computer, providing accessibility to those who are unable to learn in a classroom.
Place virtual monuments of underrepresented figures anywhere you want, including right where you'd like to see them in your community. Hear narrated accounts of their lives, and get to know the people who helped change the course history — even if they're overlooked by it.