3D App with Interactive Scenes of the Acropolis of Athens
The world’s most famous citadel, the Acropolis of Athens, was built in Ancient Greece in the fifth century BCE. With the freeAcropolis Interactive 3D app, students can explore this great work of architecture along with events of the past. The app’s interactive scenes can be rotated, enlarged, or viewed from preset angles. The predefined views let students easily navigate through the complex scenes. Some of the 3D scenes contain a “Walk” mode, enabling students to explore the scene themselves. Most of the 3D scenes include narrations and built-in animations. They also contain captions, entertaining animated quizzes, and other visual elements. The 3D scenes are available in several languages, offering students the opportunity to learn and practice a world language they may be studying. The app is offered free of charge by MOZAIKLtd for iOS and Android devices.
The 1619 Project, inaugurated with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, reframes US history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as the nation’s foundational date. The Project is a collection of essays and literary works observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.
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Visitors to the American Writers Museum’s website will learn about the life and work of Frederick Douglass in the museum’s newest virtual exhibit, Frederick Douglass: Agitator. They will see how Douglass’s words remain far too relevant today and why now is as important as ever to, as Douglass said, “Agitate! Agitate! Agitate!”