American Experience

Available on Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, Oculus Go and Oculus Rift.

Themes for the classroom: American history and U.S. government; the first 25 Presidents; European exploration; British rule and the American Revolution; the U.S. as a young nation; westward expansion, the advent of the Railroad, and the Goldrush; Native American life and struggles;  slavery and the Civil War; Reconstruction; American civil liberties; immigration and tenement life; the development and use of photography; symbolism and allegory; historiography; using primary source documents; technology.

This Boulevard experience dives into U.S. history through a virtual exploration of Washington, D.C. and some of its national treasures. The seventy-seven historic objects drawn from the collections of the U.S. Capitol, the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, and The White House illustrate the hopes and struggles that have shaped the United States from the Age of Exploration through the present day, and offer users the opportunity to grasp the underpinnings of American democracy. The introductory narration is provided by philanthropist David Rubenstein.