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Virtual Versailles at SWR High School

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A first for the SWR High School social studies department was a recent supplemental activity that coincided with classroom lessons. Mrs. Maria Lovasco and Mr. Russ Mitchinson’s classes visited the school’s library where librarian Ms. Kris Hanson introduced them to using the virtual reality goggles. The students had an opportunity to view the historic Palace of Versailles and evaluate the characteristics of absolute monarchs in France.

“The VR technology gave the students a different perspective of the whole estate, essentially bringing to life its importance as a national palace, Mrs. Lovasco said. “It really sparked an additional layer of interest for the students in learning about its significance.”