1. In 2014, the state of Georgia will commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Atlanta and Savannah Campaigns of 1864 and the semicentennial of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Linking these anniversaries together, the "150 / 50" Project has created a "story-caching" application that allows users to visit and learn more about various historic events and landmarks around the state. The application is free and easily downloaded to a GPS-enabled smart phone or tablet. Once installed, the application guides users to any of the forty state sites for which we have produced a "story-cache" -- a streaming multimedia presentation that "projects" the past onto the present location. Atlanta high-rises yield to Civil War trenches; Martin Luther King, Jr. is suddenly standing and speaking just where he once did, giving users the illusion of being transported back in time to become a member of his audience. Content is activated simply by being in the right place and pointing your smart device at a particular sign or statue or object. All "story caches" are designed to be accessible and interesting to students, and for each "cache" a student travels to and "collects," he or she gets a "virtual badge." Students who collect all the badges will be eligible for an essay contest and recognition at a History Day celebration in Atlanta.

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  2. In 2014, the state of Georgia will commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Atlanta and Savannah Campaigns of 1864 and the semicentennial of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Linking these anniversaries together, the "150 / 50" Project has created a "story-caching" application that allows users to visit and learn more about various historic events and landmarks around the state. The application is free and easily downloaded to a GPS-enabled smart phone or tablet. Once installed, the application guides users to any of the forty state sites for which we have produced a "story-cache" -- a streaming multimedia presentation that "projects" the past onto the present location. Atlanta high-rises yield to Civil War trenches; Martin Luther King, Jr. is suddenly standing and speaking just where he once did, giving users the illusion of being transported back in time to become a member of his audience. Content is activated simply by being in the right place and pointing your smart device at a particular sign or statue or object. All "story caches" are designed to be accessible and interesting to students, and for each "cache" a student travels to and "collects," he or she gets a "virtual badge." Students who collect all the badges will be eligible for an essay contest and recognition at a History Day celebration in Atlanta.

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In 2014, the state of Georgia will commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Atlanta and Savannah Campaigns of 1864 and the semicentennial of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Linking these anniversaries together, the "150 / 50" Project has created a "story-caching"…


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In 2014, the state of Georgia will commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Atlanta and Savannah Campaigns of 1864 and the semicentennial of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Linking these anniversaries together, the "150 / 50" Project has created a "story-caching" application that allows users to visit and learn more about various historic events and landmarks around the state. The application is free and easily downloaded to a GPS-enabled smart phone or tablet. Once installed, the application guides users to any of the forty state sites for which we have produced a "story-cache" -- a streaming multimedia presentation that "projects" the past onto the present location. Atlanta high-rises yield to Civil War trenches; Martin Luther King, Jr. is suddenly standing and speaking just where he once did, giving users the illusion of being transported back in time to become a member of his audience. Content is activated simply by being in the right place and pointing your smart device at a particular sign or statue or object. All "story caches" are designed to be accessible and interesting to students, and for each "cache" a student travels to and "collects," he or she gets a "virtual badge." Students who collect all the badges will be eligible for an essay contest and recognition at a History Day celebration in Atlanta.

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