WWI Memorial “Virtual Explorer” App
The “Virtual Explorer” app brings a ‘walk-around-inside-it’ digital 3D model of the National WWI Memorial to students at home or in classrooms using iOS or Android smartphones and tablets.
Students, teachers, and anyone can now access the National WWI Memorial anywhere, at any time. The WWI Memorial Virtual Explorer App is filled with interactive and experiential WWI history, including:
The Timeline Tower:
An interactive, 2-story tall 3D timeline featuring over 50 key events from WWI with images and short narratives organized in chronological order.
The Sinking of the Lusitania:
A video game-style presentation of the crucial event that was instrumental in drawing America into the global conflict.
Vehicles from WWI:
Features interactive 3D models of breakthrough vehicles that came out of WWI including airplanes, tanks, motorized ambulances, and even a 1917 Harley Davidson motorcycle.
How WWI Changed America:
More than 50 micro-documentaries (each under 2 minutes) in 9 categories featuring leading WWI historians on subjects such as the impact of WWI on women, African Americans, and Native Americans, plus stories about immigrants, citizenship, propaganda, and the 1918 pandemic. LEARN MORE
The Military History of WWI:
A multi-part exploration of how America exploded from a modest standing army of less than 130,000 to a global military powerhouse with 4.7 million men and women in uniform in just 18 months.
Stories of Service:
The tools and means to create research projects about WWI veterans from the local community or families. These can be submitted INTO the App, resulting in an auto-narrated story with images shared with Virtual Explorer app users everywhere. LEARN MORE
The “Virtual Explorer” is available for both iOS and Android. Click below to access, or simply search for “WWI Memorial” on your mobile device’s store.