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ZOOM Oregon Trail
5th Edition
$9.95 (Win98/Me/2000/XP/Mac) (Jewel Case) (OREGONT5DJ)

Publisher: The Learning Company

Ages: 9 and up

Ratings:

from Discovery Schools

Adventures Along the Oregon Trail

Are you ready to walk in the footsteps of those courageous pioneers? Catch a glimpse of a sunset over Chimney rock? Explore Fort Laramie and ford the Platte River? With The Oregon Trail® 5th Edition, you can almost smell the dust from the wagon train! Kids will build real-life decision-making and problem-solving skills as they choose their wagon party and supplies, read maps, plan their route, and guide their team through the wilderness. Develop solutions to help your friends and family survive the dangers of the long journey, including raging rivers, buffalo stampedes, sickness, and starvation. Discover a learning adventure that's greater than fiction—about real people with real dreams, facing and overcoming real challenges.

Key Features:

  • NEW characters, graphics and 3-D environments!
  • NEW storytelling feature combined with compelling simulation adventures.
  • Builds on the skills and simplicity of previous versions. Play out a different scenario everytime!
  • Enjoy updated fishing, foraging and rafting activities

Additional Features:

Award-winning Oregon Trail expands your child's knowledge of:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Social Studies

Count on Oregon Trail to help your child develop skills in:

  • Problem-solving
  • Decision-making
  • Critical thinking
  • Logical reasoning
  • Following directions
  • Map reading Reading
  • Managing a budget
  • Handling emergencies

Requirements:

Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP: 166MHz Pentium processor of better (PII 300 for XP), 32MB RAM (128MB for XP), 100MB hard drive space, 640x480 16 bit video card, Windows compatible sound card.

Macintosh: System 8.6 or higher (including OS/X), PowerPC with 180MHz processor, 32MB RAM, 100MB hard drive space, monitor capable of displaying thousands of colors, 13" or larger, mouse.

Reviews:

Discovery Schools

"This update of a classic history simulation boasts some new additions to an already excellent educational tool. The Oregon Trail 5th Edition puts children in the role of emigrants on a westward journey in history. Decision-making is the key to success along the trail, and key history facts are learned throughout the adventure."

"New to this edition is the introduction of the Montgomery family characters. Children watch the children's journey westward unfold through a series of cartoon movies. Journal entries and stories around the campfire are engaging. At the same time, this story line adds richness to the program's educational value and offers children more insight into the challenges that faced real-life people in history."

"This program is challenging and engrossing. This is not a typical game in that children will need to be very involved and have persistence in order to make it to the end. Real-life hardships are depicted in the game, and deaths of wagon party members do happen."




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