The Histomaps are a visualization of the Ross Spiral Curriculum in a chronological, two-dimensional format at each grade level that emphasizes the integrated learning experiences among domains and traces the links between related content across these disciplines. They also serve as a tool for grade-level teams to view and identify common curricular elements and refine their relationships over a year of learning. Overlays reveal and explicate the cross-grade threads that are present as patterns and relationships in the Cultural History narrative.
Ross AR Spiral
With the Ross AR Spiral, users can explore highlights of the Ross Spiral Curriculum in Augmented Reality. The AR Spiral actualizes the curriculum in physical space, presenting a bold step toward what we term “digital differentiation.” The involvement of a dynamic combination of the spatial-temporal, kinesthetic, visual, and logic-mathematical intelligences is made possible through the use of the AR medium.
Download the app onto your device from the App Store or Google Play and direct it at the target image to launch the Ross AR Spiral. Click the hotspots that appear around the Spiral to explore important moments in the Cultural History narrative and learn how other disciplines converge around it.