REVIEW: History Adventures, World of Characters (1750-1900)

If you’re are interested in history, art, education and technology, today’s book is for you.

I’ve always wanted to learn about world history. It wasn’t something that was taught in-depth during my time as a student. My country’s syllabus was focused on their own history, and a few chapters on the wars, renaissance, inventions and the industrial revolution. I wish I could learn more about other countries, but doing it on my own is overwhelming.

Then came this book, which I accepted to review in a heartbeat.

This post of mine might sound like a big advertisement, but to me, this book is amazing and it has the potential to improve textbooks and education, something I am very passionate about. I would love to support as much as I can.

I highly recommend you visiting their website where you can experience this incredible interactive book.


History Adventures, World of Characters (1750-1900)
by Spencer Striker

get it here (website link)

BOOK SUMMARY

Looking for the best way to learn World History? Travel back in time to 1750–1900 with award-winning History Adventures and experience the stories of 5 amazing characters who lived during this dynamic period—brought to life with the help of animation, interactivity, and visual effects.

‘History Adventures is the first of its kind, tackling the history of the world in a format that keeps students wanting more.’ © Film Daily

History Adventures is a non-profit organization creating a revolutionary interactive learning experience that will enhance and broaden student comprehension of the complex world around them.

Developed by Spencer Striker, PhD, History Adventures is taking world history education to a whole new level with 3D experiences, data visualizations, sound effects, and amazing graphics. Importantly, you will also be able to test your comprehension by taking multimedia, rich assessments at the end of each character narrative.

History Adventures blends the latest innovations in mobile entertainment design and technology—including animation, music, motion, and sound effects, with the powerful storytelling method of narrativizing the life stories of peoples who lived in past centuries, in different ages and locations around the world, with an innovative, cross-disciplinary curriculum, optimized for digital learning.

BOOK REVIEW

Rating: 5 out of 5.

*A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

This book was set during the Industrialization & Global Integration times, between 1750 to 1900. It tells of the major events that happened in Australia, China, Congo and America, through some fictional characters who, upon research, are from folk tales passed down through generations.

It is a very cool concept where you can interact with the pages, tapping on certain buttons to read more, engage in a 3D experience, test your knowledge and even listen to a historian add comments to the subject… it really changes the way you learn. We’ve often heard that the power of technology enables us to do amazing things but this? This can change the future of textbooks.

Truly, the book lives up to its name. It really is an adventure, going from country to country and even participating in choosing the ending for each story. Each story is short, spanning 2 pages and a page where you can choose what happens next. You are transported into the scene and experiencing history in their shoes. In the next section, it goes beyond the characters and teaches more about the history through 3D experience, short notes and even tests to recall what you’ve read.

I admire the unbelievable effort put into this book. A big round of applause for the team, consisting of very hardworking individuals from 6 continents, who have searched for and compiled historical documents, created incredible art and music, working on the technical side of the book. This is amazing, and I really hope to support them in making learning accessible to everyone.

It’s a high-quality book that I recommend to everyone. Here are the links to support them to create more accessible ways to learn history:

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