Texas 1836

Interactive Websites and AppsWashington-on-the-Brazos, the birthplace of Texas, was a crucible of Texas democracy, the place where Texans gave voice to their grievances, forged their Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and brought forth a new nation: the Republic of Texas. Unfortunately, the town of Washington no longer exists as it did in 1836. The staff at the site has developed an app for iphone, ipad, and newer android phones that not only recreates the town, but allows you to interact with some of its citizens. This app reveals the historic site of Washington as it looked in 1836: a rugged frontier town of log cabins and dogtrot houses, witnessing an influx of people from throughout the region who have come to create a new nation. It features a full-scale virtual town overlaid on the historic site. Discover the town by walking around the historic site, meeting the people and exploring the buildings as they were in 1836. Toggle between the full virtual world and the augmented-reality view that superimposes buildings and people against the modern environment.
Start Date/Time:2012-08-01 00:00:00
End Date/Time:2016-09-01 00:00:00
Source:Star of the Republic Museum
URL:http://txindependence.org/app/
Grade Level:Both
TEKS:4.3(A), 4.3(B), 4.3(C), 4.3(D), 4.3(E), 4.8(B), 4.9(A), 4.9(B), 4.10(B), 4.12(A), 4.12(B), 4.12(C), 4.12(E), 4.15(A), 4.15(C), 4.16(D), 4.17(D), 4.23(A), 7.3(B), 7.3(C), 7.3(D), 7.4(A), 7.10(A), 7.11(A), 7.11(B), 7.11(C), 7.23(A)
Topics:Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas

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