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Re: [school-discuss] virtual tour of 1930s Harlem---> http://www.computer.org/cga/homepage/2002/n5/g5061.htm

On Sunday 01 September 2002 08:53 am, Dave Prentice wrote:
> OK, don't tease. How about putting a link in the body of the message?

the url is in the subject line.

mike eschman, etc ...
"Not just an afterthought ...

> Dave Prentice
> prentice@instruction.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mike eschman <meschman@engima.com>
> To: School Forge <schoolforge-discuss@schoolforge.net>;
> seul-edu@seul.org <seul-edu@seul.org>
> Date: Sunday, September 01, 2002 7:06 AM
> Subject: [school-discuss] virtual tour of 1930s Harlem--->
> http://www.computer.org/cga/homepage/2002/n5/g5061.htm
> Virtual Harlem is a learning environment that lets students experience
> the
> Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s as a cultural field trip.
> In the early 1900s, particularly in the 1920s, African-American
> literature,
> art, music, dance, and social commentary began to flourish in Harlem,
> a
> section of New York City. This African-American cultural movement
> became
> known as The New Negro Movement and later as the Harlem Renaissance.
> The
> Harlem Renaissance transformed African-American identity and history,
> but it
> also transformed American culture in general. Never before had so many
> Americans read the thoughts of African-Americans and embraced their
> African-American community's productions, expressions, and style.
> We wanted to convey the importance of this movement to students. We
> therefore
> developed Virtual Harlem,1 a collaborative virtual reality (VR) tour
> of
> Harlem in which participants can travel back 80 years to see and hear
> historical figures, speeches, and music from that period. We designed
> it to
> help students experience the neighborhood's life and culture on both
> visual
> and critical levels.