East of the Rockies

App review by Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media
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age 11+

Moving, engaging look at WWII Japanese Canadian internment.

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age 10+

Captivating and Educational

Enter a world in which you get to explore and learn at the same time. A meandering experience, East of the Rockies is a slower paced immersive experience. Based on the novel, Obasan, by Joy Kogawa this AR experience prompted some great conversations about WW2, Canada's involvement in the war, and the impact on many different groups of people. It is a detailed exploration of a Japanese internment camp, a detail often not discussed when students are taught about WW2. I would highly recommend exploring this AR landscape with your child, and taking the time to engage in a discussion during that exploration. It's a wonderful, thought-provoking experience that facilitates reflection and thoughtfulness about larger themes such as fear, isolation, choice, loyalty, and the impact on societies during and after traumatic events.

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