INTERACTIVE PROJECTS

These projects are free for all learners.

Click on the project title to access them.

Twinmotion: Duppel Village

Download this recreation of a 800 year old village in Germany featuring highly accurate 3D scans from City Museum Berlin. You will need to unzip the folder and click on the Twinmotion Presenter file to launch. Please note that you will likely be prompted to download updates of the Unreal Engine to play. Note, too, that the file is almost 2 gb.

Main Street Canada

Download this Minecraft: Education Edition world designed to teach students about continuity and change in Canada between 1917 and 1935.

Scanning History Project

Download this virtual museum featuring 3D models created by students at Holy Cross Secondary School, the Grand Confederacy Council, and Standing Stone Elementary of the Oneida Nation. The Remember to extract the files from the zip file!

Egypt: A Virtual Museum

Download this virtual museum built with the Unity game engine and featuring artifacts scanned by Egyptologists. Remember to extract the files from the zip file!

Understanding Africville

Explore a Black community that was destroyed by Halifax in the 1960s. This experience was built with Gamemaker.

Deadline: Episode 2

The story continues! Time to investigate the local carnival. Made in Gamemaker.

Deadline: Episode 1

Become a reporter in a film-noir inspired world. In the process, learn some key skills for the OSSLT. Made in Gamemaker.

Victory at Sea (flash)

Learn about several of the key naval battles from history, including Salamis and Hansando. This project was made in Flash; thus, your browser may not play it.

The Incarnations

Fight the incarnations of grammar errors like comma splices and fragments. This project was made with Gamemaker.

In Order: Macbeth (flash)

Play this quick sorting game to review the order of events in Macbeth. This project was made in Flash; thus, your browser may not play it.

Solve a mystery in a fictitious town and learn about life in Victorian England. This project was made in Flash; thus, your browser may not play it.

Attempt to enter a pharaoh’s tomb and, in the process, learn about Ancient Egypt. This project was made in Flash; thus, your browser may not play it.

Play this quick sorting game to review the order of events from Ancient History. This project was made in Flash; thus, your browser may not play it.

Untitled Literary Card Game

At one point, I was hoping to build a card game designed to teach students about literary figures. I don’t know if I will return to this project. A few images are below.

The Scanning History Project

The Scanning History Project is a new way to have students explore history, collaborate with museum curators, and share their work with the world.

Students from Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School and Standing Stone Elementary of the Oneida Nation scanned artifacts. These scans are then turned into 3D models. Finally, the models are embedded in the Unreal Engine to produce an interactive museum that can be downloaded from the Interactive Projects section.

This project is ongoing. We hope to continually add to the museum as more students and class join our work. If you would like your students to contribute, please let me know. You can reach me via twitter at @jpedrech.

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