b'Exploring History Through Virtual Reality How are some students at Auburn Drive High gaining a deeper understanding ofexperiences of former residents of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children?Students at Auburn Drive High recentlyThreeformerresidents,TonySmith,Thecurriculumwillsoonbeavailable completedapilotcurriculumthatTraceyDorrington-SkinnerandGerryacrosstheprovinceinGrade11 exploresthehistoryofharmattheMorrison,eachnarratefourstoriesCanadian History. Nova Scotia Home for Colored Childrenwhile students take a virtual tour using (NSHCC) through virtual reality.Oculus Rift goggles. Essentially, viewersLearn more about DOHR, and students areimmersedinadigitallyrecreatedexperiences in the video above.Click Theclassisoneoftwogroupsofscene, while hearing first-hand accountsbelowtoreadastorythatrecently students in the province who are testingthrough a headset.appeared on CBC.the two-week curriculum, which is being developed by Digital Oral Histories forThecurriculumalsoincludeslessons Reconciliation (DOHR).designedtoencourageconversation, througharestorativeapproach,about TheDOHRprojectcomesfromthewhat theyve learned and what action NSHCCRestorativeInquirysmandatetheycantakeintheirownlivesto to educate the public about the historicalprevent or stop mistreatment of others.wrongs in order to build a better future. DOHR combines personal storiesas toldStudents in Nova Scotia are at by former residents with technology tothe forefront of an innovative help students understand the history ofway of learning about difficult the home.issues from the past.Why? - Kristina Llewellyn Director, Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation Our history told through innovative technology = deep learning.REGIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS REPORT | NOVEMBER 2019 3'