“Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?”
Neil Gaiman

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Historical Fiction Multimedia Style

I LOVE historical fiction.

Something about making history come alive through storytelling is just fun.  So when I stumbled upon this totally cool post this morning from one of my Facebook "friends", Free Technology for Teachers, I was intrigued and compelled to spread the word.  Imagine the idea of historical fiction in the classroom via historical characters introducing historical sites via YouTube video tours...Cribs with Louis XVI is a short video of an actor dressed as Louis XVI taking the viewer on a tour of Versailles.  Utterly brilliant teaching material!  Even better when paired with images of Versailles and Google Maps interactive links to Versailles which apparently allows a partial tour if "Palace of Versailles" is entered into the search box.  Kudos to Free Technology for Teachers for one of many awesome posts!

Cribs with Louis XVI

Google Maps -- Palace of Versailles

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