It’s redefining how we teach World War II history to students across the globe.
Imagine taking a field trip to Pearl Harbor, Normandy, France, Bastogne, Belgium or Italy.
Don’t imagine if for your students, let’s do it and discover World War II’s most famous battle-sites and events right from your own classroom or the comfort of your family room.
“Stand” on Omaha Beach or visit Pearl Harbor while hearing from the veterans who were actually there. “Wade” in the water. “Touch” the bunkers or sand. “Walk” onto the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor or “into” the American Cemetery in Normandy or the Punchbowl Cemetery on the island of Oahu.
See actual archival video from those days that defined history.
That’s the power of VR!
Students learn best through video and visualization.
All you need is a VR viewer. Don’t have one?
No worries. We’ll send you a cardboard viewer for free so you can experience our amazing Virtual Reality films right on your smartphone.
To date, the World War II Foundation has produced VR films in Normandy and in Hawaii.
We’re also in the process of working on new VR films focusing on the Battle of the Bulge and the Tuskegee Airmen in Italy.
In Fact, our Normandy/Omaha Beach project has been recognized with some big international awards (see photo).
You can find all VR films on YouTubeVR or on Oculus Quest TV.
Links to both platforms can be found below.
Just follow instructions for Oculus TV.
YouTubeTV pops up immediately.
The World War II Foundation is one of the very few history non-profit organizations globally to currently be utilizing VR to teach about the key moments of WWII, while also making this technology available for fee to everyone.
That’s kind of cool, right? We think so.
Why not come on this incredible journey with us? The first reaction we hear when a student puts on their VR Goggles is usually “WOW”.
We like to hear that. So, let’s get going on a journey to Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 or Omaha Beach in Normandy to experience D-Day on June 6, 1944. Let’s see what it’s like at both locations today and back in the 1940s.
There’s much more coming from us in the future, so please stay tuned.
Click Below and Search either Pearl Harbor or OmahaBeach on either VR platform: