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ZOOM George Washington:
First of Men
$24.95 (Win95/98/NT/Mac) (Jewel Case) (GWASHINGDJ)

Publisher: Huntington Library / Sandpail Productions

Reference

A Comprehensive Biography of this Towering Historical Figure

The most extensive CD-ROM ever produced on the life of America's first president, George Washington: First of Men presents a comprehensive biography of this towering historical figure. Washington's life is divided into four time periods: Youth, Military Leader, Virginia Gentleman and Statesman.

A rich multimedia experience that brings Washington the man and the era of the American Revolution to life, it features:

  • Over 1½ hours of audio-visual sequences
  • 20 historic character voices
  • A rich array of primary source documents
  • Lavish illustrations from the Huntington Library's renowned collections
  • Over 60 pages of interactive, printable text
  • A study unit with 8 complete lesson plans
  • Narration by John Rhodehamel, curator of American History

Requirements

Windows 95/NT: 486 or Pentium processor with 16MB RAM, 2x or better CD-ROM drive, color monitor (thousands of colors recommended).

Macintosh: 68040 processor or better with System 7.1 or higher, or Power PC with System 7.5 or higher, 16B of RAM, double speed CD-ROM drive, color monitor (thousands of colors recommended).

Reviews:

Teacher Librarian 27:1

"George Washington: First of Men is an excellent and thorough CD about the first president. The CD includes 90 minutes of video sequences, 20 historic character voices, and a rich list of primary source material. In addition, over 60 pages of Adobe PDF files are included with lavish illustrations and materials from the rare book collection of the Huntington Library. Well-developed lesson plans are also included on the CD. Primary source materials such as Washington's will, the Federalist papers, his letters to Congress, and his farewell address are included...."

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