Sunday, November 25, 2012

Imperialism in 3D Powerpoint

Over the past few years, 3D blockbusters have dominated the box office. The draw that these have had me wondering if the technology could be brought into the classroom. Perhaps surprisingly, the technology has been around for a long time. Anaglyph 3D images were actually developed in 1852! As a result, a number of fantastic anaglyph 3D images are available that can be used in your classroom. These use the old, cheap red/cyan 3D glasses you might remember from early 3D movies.

I bought a package of them for cheap on eBay (search for "red/cyan 3D glasses") and created a few powerpoint lessons that utilize the images. When I passed them out as students entered the door, they were immediately engaged and excited for the lesson. This one is on The Age of Imperialism for my World History II students. It includes over 30 fantastic 3D images that relate directly to the content World History students need to know.

Here  are some sample images from the lesson:

Here is a link to where you can purchase this powerpoint. I created a graphic organizer that students used for the powerpoint and they placed in their notebooks. This can be downloaded for FREE here.


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