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Real Retention.

HistoryMaker VR allows learners to bring their historical knowledge to life by embodying and performing as historical figures in an immersive virtual reality environment.

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What is HistoryMaker VR?

HistoryMaker VR is a virtual reality content creation tool where learners can embody and perform as famous U.S. figures.

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Why Use HistoryMaker VR?

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Create Real Retention

Learners will retain more knowledge as they embody and perform as their selected historical figure

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Seamless Classroom Integration

Good for guided, small group and independent practice; built for enhancing a lesson plan/curriculum

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Array of Historical Figures

Eight figures from American history that are culturally and politically diverse, from the 1700s to modern day

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Scene Customization

Learners can manipulate any of the virtual backgrounds or props based on the character and topic they choose

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Record and Share

Record and review multiple takes, export and download videos for review and delivery

Be Your History

Learners can choose from these eight characters to build their performance.

Benjamin Franklin


Inventor. Author. American Statesman.

Using Benjamin Franklin in Your Curriculum:

  • Founding Fathers of America
  • Revolutionary War
  • Declaration of Independence and Constitution
  • Relations with Europe in the 1700s

Harriet Tubman


Abolitionist. Freedom Fighter. Social Activist.

Using Harriet Tubman in Your Curriculum:

  • Navigating the Underground Railroad
  • Escaping slavery
  • Fighting and spying during the Civil War
  • Advocating for Civil Rights and Women’s Suffrage during Reconstruction
  • Abolitionism

Abigail Adams


Author. First Lady. Second Lady of the United States. Presidential Advisor.

Using Abigail Adams in Your Curriculum:

  • Early presidents of the US
  • Women’s lives in the American colonies
  • Social, economic, and cultural issues of the 1700s
  • Revolutionary War
  • Women in politics
  • Women's Suffrage Movement

Abraham Lincoln


Lawyer. State Senator. U.S. President. Abolitionist.

Using Abraham Lincoln in Your Curriculum:

  • Lincoln’s climb to the presidency
  • Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation
  • Using speeches to sway popular and political opinion
  • Using compromise and persuasion to win arguments
  • Making a stand for the ‘Union’ of the United States
  • Presidency during the Civil War

Mark Twain


Author. Satirist. Steamboat enthusiast.

Using Mark Twain in Your Curriculum:

  • Writing style from then to now
  • Writing fiction based on cultural events
  • How Twain’s perspective on the world affected his writing
  • Civil War
  • Mississippi River
  • Transportation in the US in the 1800s



Shawnee chief. Warrior. Orator. Organizer of the Native American Northwest Territory.

Using Tecumseh in Your Curriculum:

  • The cultural rift between Native Americans and the White European Settlers
  • Native American relations in the US
  • War of 1812
  • Settlement of the Western states in the 1800s
  • Treatment of indigenous populations in the US
  • Social, cultural, and economic issues regarding the expansion of the US

George Washington Carver


Agricultural scientist. Author. Scholar. Orator.

Using George Washington Carver in Your Curriculum:

  • Scientific achievements in the early 20th century
  • Great Depression
  • Education in the early 20th century
  • Agriculture in the US
  • Black lives in the US after slavery
  • World Wars I and II

Sonia Sotomayor


Lawyer. Author. U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Using Sonia Sotomayor in Your Curriculum:

  • Civics
  • Supreme Court
  • Civil rights movement
  • Women’s rights in the 20th and 21st centuries
  • Social, economic, and cultural issues of the 20th and 21st centuries
  • Diversity in the US

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