Jun. 27, 2016
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CALGARY —Louis Riel School Grade 5 and 6 students have created an app to help Canadians connect with our country’s history.
The app is called APPsolutely Canada and was inspired by a three-day field trip to the Glenbow Museum. At the museum, students critically analyzed Canadian events that they felt were historically significant. While there, students realized that while the Glenbow is a great space, there is not enough room to host exhibits for all the historically significant events in Canada’s history.
The 92 students brainstormed different ways they could showcase historically significant events in Canada’s history and decided to create an app. For several months, students chose events in Canadian history and discussed their historical significance, then researched and created app content.
Students were assisted by artists from the Royal Conservatory for the Arts “Learning Through The Arts” program. Calgary company AppGuys worked with the students to build APPsolutely Canada.
The app is currently being reviewed by Apple and an updated version should be available on the App Store later this summer.
Interviews with students and school staff are available upon request prior to end-of-day on June 29. Please contact Media Relations to arrange a time.