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How to Enhance Your History Lessons with Virtual Reality

Learning through experience is one of the most powerful and effective ways to learn, especially when teaching and learning History. With VR, you can transport your class to important moments in time, walk in the shoes of famous historical figures and actually experience what life was like, rather than having to imagine it!

Exploring Moments in History with ClassVR

From millions of years ago to the 21st century, your students can time travel to their hearts’ desires using the hundreds of immersive VR & AR history resources in the ClassVR portal. Here’s some great examples:  

3D Historical Models

Let your students hold history in the palm of their hands! View and investigate some of the Smithsonian Institution’s rarest artefacts with augmented reality. From a skeleton of a Woolly Mammoth to a Baluster Vase or a command module hatch from Apollo 11, students can view the artefacts up close, zoom in and out of them, and move them around with AR cubes. 

Visit Historical Sites with 360-degree Images

Understand historical events in context by diving into a selection of our 360-degree images. Transport your students to New Mexico and allow them to discover what life might have been like during the Mayan civilisation, all from the safety of the classroom! 

Travel Back in Time with 360-degree Videos

Visit specific places in time and walk in the shoes of the people that lived it. Engaging resources such as the World War One trenches experience can provide your students with an opportunity to see first-hand the trenches of the Battle of the Somme, and experience the devastating conditions that soldiers faced every day.  

Delve Deep into History in the World's First Educational Virtual Reality Theme Park

Alongside ClassVR, Avantis World provides access to hundreds of explorable virtual reality scenes from an exciting theme park. In Trip Through Time Land, the History area of Avantis World, your students can explore important historical moments in time, individually, in a teacher-controlled environment or even collaboratively as a group.  

Trip Through Time Land

From the Prehistoric Era to the Modern World, your students can walk amongst dinosaurs, explore ancient civilisations, and witness revolutions. They can learn about famous individuals such as Rosa Parks and Mary Seacole and watch the Wright Brothers take their first flight! Avantis World includes great scenes to supplement your learning and historical days throughout the year. Why not commemorate this year’s VE Day explore and getting a better understanding of the events that unfolded by exploring our World War Two scenes.  

We’d love to hear the amazing ways you’re using our resources in your classroom, and what you want to see next, so drop us an email at or find us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.  

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