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1759: From the Warpath to the Plains of Abraham

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Interactive App

Born from a collaboration between the National Battlefields Commission and the Virtual Museum of Canada, in 2005, the Plains of Abraham Museum put online an interactive Flash site on their favorite theme, the 1759 Battle of the Plains of Abraham.

The passage of time has not been kind to the Flash technology, the development of Flash stopped in 2017 and it was decided that Flash would no longer be supported by browsers as of 2020.

However, the Plains of Abraham interactive Flash site was still successful. Because of its fun content and because it was free, many schools were still using the application to teach history to their students.

Wishing to continue their educational mandate, the Plains of Abraham Museum called upon ALTKEY to redo an updated version of the application. The application was revisited from top to bottom to create a new interactive version in WebGL taking advantage of the new HTML 5 features. Images were redrawn in high resolution, poor quality sounds and videos were re-recorded, irrelevant content was eliminated and several new activities were introduced.

To learn more about the battle of the Plains of Abraham, revisit the high-resolution version of the application 1759: From the Warpath to the Plains of Abraham.

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