||(Win98/Me/2000/XP/Mac) (Jewel Case) (OREGONT5DJ)
Publisher: The Learning
Ages: 9 and up
from Discovery Schools
Adventures Along the Oregon
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
fictionabout real people with real dreams, facing and overcoming real
- NEW characters, graphics and 3-D environments!
- NEW storytelling feature combined with compelling
- Builds on the skills and simplicity of previous versions.
Play out a different scenario everytime!
- Enjoy updated fishing, foraging and rafting
Oregon Trail expands your child's knowledge of:
- Social Studies
Count on Oregon Trail to help your child develop skills in:
- Critical thinking
- Logical reasoning
- Following directions
- Map reading Reading
- Managing a budget
- Handling emergencies
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.
"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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