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The River City Project

The River City Project

River City Project is a National Science Foundation-supported multi-user simulation environment for learning scientific inquiry and 21st century skills. It is an interactive computer simulation of a river town, based in the late 1800s, that combines digitalized Smithsonian artifacts with an inquiry-centered curriculum to engage middle and high school students.   As visitors to River City, students travel back in time, bringing their 21st century skills and technology to address 19th century problems.   River City Project is a National Science Foundation-supported multi-user simulation environment for learning scientific inquiry and 21st century skills. It is an interactive computer simulation of a river town, based in the late 1800s, that combines digitalized Smithsonian artifacts with an... Show More
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Bozo Dzakula
Bozo Dzakula (Student)
11 years ago
The River city project is a high-level game, which develops cognitive and social skills. The “train the trainer” model is very interesting and significant. It shows that only the trained teachers can effectively implement desired program with their learners. It highlights and supports the importance of professional development in education.

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This program is designed to work as part of group, and members of a group can help each other to get technically trained very fast and contribute to the group effectively.
Daniel Filcek
Daniel Filcek (Student)
11 years ago
Looking at this software, it looks really interesting. It resembles a lot of the on-line video games that are out today and I think that students could really get into that.
Koshy Skaria
Koshy Skaria (Student)
11 years ago
An excellent multi-user virtual environment game.Those who are interested in co-operating with the River City Project can join with the team. As visitors to River City, students travel back in time, bringing their 21st century skills and technology to address 19th century problems. River City Project is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundationand is provided free of charge to schools.