Do you find history boring? Unfortunately, too many children in schools today would agree with you.
We at History Adventures, World of Characters want to change that.
By combining, first rate historical interpretation, cutting edge mobile entertainment design with the power of narrative, History Adventures inspires interest-driven learning for students.
We have a series of adventures waiting for you.
From the gardens of Babylon to the stockyards of Chicago, students can explore five millennia of amazing interactive content with ever more to come.
Especially in these difficult times, History Adventures is here to help students and teachers make the most of the opportunities of online learning.
Who We Are
How It All Started
The future of learning is now. History Adventures, World of Characters is a next gen, fully interactive, cross-platform digital learning series created by Spencer Striker, PhD, Digital Media Design prof Northwestern University in Qatar.
The product went live in 2020 with Revolutions & Industrialization (1750-1900) published to Apple Books. After receiving excellent press and reviews, in media ranging from education technology to screenwriting, the product went on to win the Horizon Interactive Gold Award for Best Education app.
The newest work, Empires & Interconnections (1450-1750) went live on Apple Books in Oct of 2020, followed by a successful port of Revolutions & Industrialization to Chromebooks in Nov of 2020. In Dec of 2020, History Adventures, World of Characters became Shortlisted for Best Educational App at the 2020 Reimagine Education Awards (the ‘Oscars’ of Education).
History Adventures is piloting in five schools across the United States and is about to go international. Ongoing, iterative pre and post assessment indicate greater engagement and measurable increases in retention of knowledge.
We are committed to creating a series of History Adventures exploring the past most studied in schools today. Having already completed two major digital products in the series, we have already started work on the next adventures.
History Adventures, World of Characters
A Digital Learning Product for a Digital Generation
History Adventures stands at the vanguard of narrative studies, multimodal literacies, and applied games and learning research.
From Oregon Trail to Civilization to Assassin’s Creed: History Adventures, World of Characters synthesizes the best elements from the legacy of learning games while introducing new features, design concepts, and affordances.
This digital learning series introduces creative techniques, including historical flash fiction, dynamic cinemagraphs, 2.5D, Immersive 3D, 360 panorama, interactive infographics, choose your own adventure, sound design, original music, and adaptive assessment.
History Adventures, World of Characters presents a fresh approach to history education, designed for the digital generation. This interactive learning experience combines mobile entertainment technology with the power of narrative design—bringing the pages of history to life.
Experience History Adventures Now!
A major goal of the History Adventures digital learning series is cross-platform deployment for maximum accessibility for students. Accordingly, we have been able to losslessly port our award-winning product design to Apple Books, Chromebooks (web browser), App Store (iOS native app), Google Play (Android native app), and Kindle Interactive (fully interactive on the Kindle Fire).
Download our animated, interactive digital learning products for free, now, on your favorite platform, and let the history adventures begin!