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Digital Public History: Virtual Field Trips as Engaged Learning

Digital Public History: Virtual Field Trips as Engaged Learning

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Digital Public History: Virtual Field Trips (VFTs) as Engaged Learning addresses new opportunities and challenges in teaching with technology, specifically, capturing the attention of the emerging “cyber-literate” generation by using virtual field trips to directly engage learners in public history and community memory. The project will consist of three parts: an assessment of the opportunities for technology integration in teaching and learning, the connection between digital resources and social studies, and case study of a virtual field trip using the Boca Raton Army Airfield (BRAAF) site.
Digital Public History: Virtual Field Trips (VFTs) as Engaged Learning addresses new opportunities and challenges in teaching with technology, specifically, capturing the attention of the emerging “cyber-literate” generation by using virtual field trips to directly engage learners in public history and community memory. The project will consist of three parts: an assessment of the opportunities for technology integration in teaching and learning, the connection between digital resources and social studies, and case study of a virtual field trip using the Boca Raton Army Airfield (BRAAF) site.

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The modernization of Florida can be traced back to the rapid

developments and technological advances which occurred during the Second

World War. More than 250,000 Floridians joined the United States Armed

Forces. The warm climate and flat land made Florida a perfect place to train

pilots and other military personnel. Many military bases were established in

Florida. By 1943 approximately 172 military installations of varying sizes were in

existence in Florida, compared to only eight in 1940 (Coles, 2002). Florida was

considered to be a strategic location vital for national defense. Planes and ships

from Florida's military bases helped protect the sea lanes in the Atlantic Ocean,

Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean. The state was viewed as an important first

line of defense for the southern United States, the Caribbean Basin, and the

Panama Canal.

In 1941, Morrison Field in West Palm Beach became an official military

airbase and a year later, the Army opened another Air Field Boca Raton. More

than 6,000 planes and over 45,000 servicemen passed through on their way to

Africa and Europe. Later in the war, soldiers and supplies flew from Morrison

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Field to the Pacific Ocean. The Army Air Corps also took over the Boca Raton

Resort and turned it into housing for military trainees. Many hotels in the state

were used for military housing and hospitals. The Boca Raton Army Air Field

(BRAAF), a vital asset during the war, was built in 1942, and is the focus of the

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