Content Provider: HistoryConnects from the Virginia Historical Society
The Virginia Historical Society is located in Richmond, Virginia and was founded in 1831. our mission is to connect people to America’s past through the unparalleled story of Virginia. By collecting, preserving, and interpreting the Commonwealth’s history, we link past with present and inspire future generations.
HistoryConnects is an outreach education initiative by the Virginia Historical Society utilizing video and web conferencing to reach learners of all ages across the state of Virginia and around the world!
HistoryConnects is made possible in part by the Hugh V. White, Jr., Outreach Education Fund.
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...),, Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...),, Webinar,, Google Hang Out,, Zoom,, Skype
Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Problem Solving, Standards,
"I have always wanted to bring my students to the VHS, and this was a great way for them to see and learn more about what we are learning about in VA history."
"The children enjoyed learning about the primary sources available at the Virginia Historical Society. The presenter was able to keep the children engaged throughout the entire presentation. I liked that the presenter had time for Q&A."
"It was great. I have done video conferencing for three years, and this is by far the best. Loved it!"
"It is like bringing the museum to the students. Even in a museum, it can be challenging to monitor the students while they are engaged by presenters. Sometimes students can't hear about or see exhibits clearly. This type of presentation lets students sit and see artifacts up close. The presenter is also right there sharing connection with our learners."