History at Home is a Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi programme in collaboration with the Zayed National Museum, aimed at delivering a fun and engaging online edutainment experience to enhance children’s knowledge of the history of the UAE.
History at Home will use the fabulous collections of Zayed National Museum to take children on a virtual journey through time. The programme will include previously never seen objects from those collections.
The programme turns children and teens aged 7-15 into active learners, through use of video, graphics, animation, and quizzes and unleashes the powers of these digital tools to bring history to life. It uses gamification as a key learning tool to intrigue older children in particular.
It is designed with an innovative motivation and incentive system; as users gain points for completing the activities, playing the different history-related games, and finding answers to the quizzes. The more points users collect, the greater their chances are of winning exciting prizes – including tickets and family passes to Louvre Abu Dhabi, tickets to Qasr Al Hosn, exciting experiences at Yas Island and the ultimate prize: a day with a real-life archaeologist excavating a site in Al Ain.