“Americana”: is web-based/web app interactive educational tool or can also be used as a reference site.  Will have a game option of “role-play” for younger audience.

Problem to be addressed:  American’s lack of interest and knowledge of their own history.

Possible Solutions:  use the popularity and availability of home computers, websites activity and computer games.

Software/Hardware:  Computer. API, JQuery, JavaScript, Wikipedia, Open GL.

Age demographic: 10 years old and up

Why is learning history important:
– A sense of pride and identity.
– History teaches cause and effect.
– Warns us to learn from past mistakes.
– Leads us to build a better future


– Last of the Mohican by James Finimore Cooper

– American Cowboy Folklore

– Film: Glory

The story is based on the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first formal unit of the US Army to be made up entirely of African American men, as told from the point of view of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, its commanding officer during the American Civil War.  (via Wikipedia)

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