6th graders explore and experience ancient Egypt

students looking through VR goggles

BKW sixth grade students recently explored 360-degree views of the Nile River, the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and more, thanks to a virtual reality experience that linked STEAM and social studies.

“The students used Expedition 2.0 Virtual Reality headsets to explore Ancient Egypt,” said Bonnie Kane, BKW career and college readiness coordinator. “They worked with Mr. Dergosits and Mrs. Daviero to experience and discuss many historical landmarks through a cross-curricular link between the STEAM program and sixth grade social studies.

“Teachers led the tour, and students were able to see 360-degree views of historical landmarks and places they’ll be learning about in social studies in the coming weeks. Students could control what they were looking at, and each student used their own curiosity to explore the area.”

The students explored the Nile River,  the Valley of the Kings, the Sphinx, the Pyramids of Giza and other places around the globe, using VR technology to bring their studies to life.

teacher talking to students looking through VR googles