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AR Freedom Stories highlights rarely told African-Canadian stories from the Canadian-American Underground Railroad era. These stories includes Harriet Tubman’s efforts to bring American slaves to freedom in Canada.
The Harriet Tubman Institute conducts research on the global migration of African peoples. AR Freedom Stories is the results of the Harriet Tubman Insitute partnership with the Augmented Reality Lab at York University in Toronto, as part of the “Breaking The Chains” project.
In order to discover the stories, teachers or parents has to download and print the flashcards (link) for IOS or Android mobile app. Then, they need to scan the flash cards while the camera is running. This will trigger the animations.
To learn more about this project: https://tubman.info.yorku.ca/educational-resources/breaking-the-chains/
+ The narration brings us well into the experience.
+ The unique historical content is interesting to exploit but it is better to complement it with other sources and support.
– Audio available only in English
– If you lose the marker, the narration starts again from scratch.
– Some display defects are to be noted.