||(Win95/98/Me/2000/XP/Mac) (Retail) (LIBKIDSDR)
Publisher: The Learning Company
Ages 8 to 12
The American Revolution
From the Boston Tea Party to the signing of the Declaration
of Independence to the Victory at Yorktown, put yourself on the scene of the
American Revolutions most dramatic moments! Become one of Libertys
Kids the unflappable young journalists in search of the ultimate
cover story. As a reporter for The Pennsylvania Gazette, youll write
about the events that shaped our nation, encountering soldiers, spies, Indians,
Loyalists, statesmen, and townsfolk in a series of incredible historical
adventures. An unforgettable hands-on lesson in American history, journalism
Experience the American Revolution as one of Libertys
Kids the fearless young reporters determined to get to the truth. Meet
fascinating characters, observe great turning points, and witness first
hand the birth of a nation. Youll never look at history the same
Understand the events surrounding the birth
of our nation.
Learn valuable skills of investigative
reporting such as listening, observation, and separating fact from opinion.
Meet more than 30 interactive characters
including famous heroes like Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Abigail
Adams and Paul Revere.
Experience seven replayable events,
portrayed from different perspectives.
Gather facts from an expansive reference
guide to people, places, and events.
Challenge yourself with more than 20
printable puzzles, games, and quizzes.
Publish and print your own front-page
Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP: Pentium 166 (or
equivalent), 32 MB RAM, 8x CD-ROM drive, 60MB hard disk space, high color,
16-bit, Windows compatible sound card and speakers, Windows compatible
Macintosh: Power PC 180 MHz+, System 8.6 to 9.1, OS
X, thousands of colors 16-bit, 32MB RAM, 8X CD-ROM drive, 60MB hard disk space,
Sound card and speakers, mouse.
Adventure by Cindi Kyser and Mercedes Morgan
"Liberty's Kids is a point and click adventure with
animated, 2-dimensional graphics. It provides an interactive encounter with the
American Revolution by placing the player in control of Sarah and James - two
young reporters who assist Ben Franklin with the Philadelphia Gazette. When Ben
is called away to Europe, he leaves these two in charge of providing news for
"As you interview and sketch, the results accumulate in an
online journal. When all sources have been exhausted, you return to the
newsroom to review your findings, sort facts from opinions, and build your
story for publication in the Gazette. In addition to content, you are
responsible for creating the headline and providing artwork to accompany each
front page story. For each issue, your success as a journalist is measured by
the number of Gazette copies that are sold."
"In terms of educational value, this is a solid
title that requires creativity, problem solving, a lot of paying attention, and
strong reading skills. It is recommended for children ages 8-12 and Mercedes
was most challenged by the task of sorting facts from opinions and rumors in
order to decide what was really "news." For parents and teachers, it provides
all of the qualities that we search for when seeking to ensure that our
children spend meaningful time with a computer.
"However, from a child's view, things are a little
different. Mercedes, who is a gaming veteran, agreed that it was an interesting
title but said that she'd only recommend it to "...a kid who really wanted to
learn about history." For her, after a long day of school and homework,
Liberty's Kids required far too much reading and listening..."
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