||(Win95/98/NT/Mac) (Sleeve) (USAEXPLDO)
Dorling Kindserley Multimedia
Ages: 5 to 9
You're needed to deliver an important secret package. And you'll track down
clues from coast to coast to solve the mystery. Along the way, you'll relive
the rich history of the East Coast. Whoop it up in the rollicking Midwest. Or
explore the vast mountain range of the West. All while chasing down geo-facts
and discovering the people, places and pasttimes of these fifty fabulous U.S.
Historical Facts as you track down clues (from landmark to landmark, you'll
pick up fascinating facts about the history, customs and culture of every
and learn. Comb the country from coast to coast - learning about each state,
its capital, culture and history. "Raise the Flag" quizzes and multiple-choice
questions test your knowledge as you go. What a fun way to learn.
more fun. Make your own maps of every state. You can even print postcards - or
send them electronically.
stickers, medals and more. Test your knowledge of the U.S.A. to win collectible
stickers. Even earn medals and a personalized certificate to add to your
the tallest...? The tallest building? The longest river? The highest mountain?
Collect facts (and stickers too!) on over 100 world-famous landmarks.
- shapes, names, capitals, key facts and more for all 50 states
- critical thinking skills
- weather patterns and prediction
- language arts skills
Windows 95/98/NT: 486DX/33 MHz or higher microprocessor, 12Mb of RAM
for Win95, 16Mb of RAM for Win98, 32Mb of RAM for WinNT, double-speed CD-ROM
drive, 640x480 pixels 8 bit colors 916 bit recommended), 7 Mb available hard
drive space, 8 bit sound card (16 bit recommended), Internet connection.
Macintosh: 68LC040/25MHz, System 7.0, 8Mb (12Mb for System 7.5+ and
for Power PC), 640x480 pixels 256 colors (thousands of colors recommended),
double speed CD-ROM drive, 7Mb available hard drive space, 8 bit audio (16 bit
recommended), Internet connection.
The Review Zone by Tina Velgos
"Kids don't need to get packed to take a trip to all 50 states! Definitely,
USA Explorer is one the best interactive geography software titles we've seen
for kids ages 5 through 9."
"Very challenging at either of the two levels, kids trek across the States
while listening to instructions and clues. This is one of the best ways for
geographically challenged kids (and their parents) to tune up their directional
skills! It's fun to open up envelopes, write postcards from historic places and
listen to authentic music when you're visiting different regions of the
country. Kids earn gold medals and collect stickers while answering the right
questions (testing their comprehension skills).
"Certainly, USA Explorer would be a hit in the classroom as well as at home.
It's among The REVIEW ZONE's Best of 2000 winners. And definitely, one of the
best ways to learn about the United States, if you can't travel all 50 states
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