My Hero Next Door – Documenting and Preserving The Heroic Life Journeys of Senior Citizens in Virtual Reality

By: Mr. Jamie Cohen
from TanenbaumCHAT

Category:
Development of Critical and / or Creative Thinking

Subject(s) of entry:
History, Literature

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, Blended Learning, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
9-12

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
9, 10, 11, 12, High school

Grade 9 English students at TanenbaumCHAT will create immersive reality / 3D documentaries on the heroic lives of Jewish senior citizens in their community.
Students will also design an app that will serve as an archive, an online film festival and a digital portfolio, featuring Jewish elderly people through the lens of the hero's journey story framework.
The unit, lesson plans and the immersive reality documentary app will be offered to Jewish high schools around the world to create their own films on Jewish seniors, and upload them on the app.
Our ultimate outcome is for the heroic journey of 200,000 Jewish seniors to be archived and shown online in our communities.

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