Civil War Trust Offers Teachers a New Way to Bring History to Life

The Civil War Trust has a new way of bringing history to life for students, complete with 3D photographs from the 1860s.

Spokeswoman Mary Koik says about 70 percent of Civil War photos were shot in 3D for viewing on a device called a stereoscope.

She says that blows the minds of students who discovered 3D with films like "Avatar."

The trust is working to make the photos available as slideshows online and to provide teachers with 3D glasses.

The two-week curriculum also features literature that can convey not only what people were doing, but what they were thinking and feeling.

Koik told West Virginia Public Broadcasting the idea is to create a generation that cares enough about their history to protect it.

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