Vol. 7, No. 1 • Jan/Feb 2000
Civil Rights in the United States
by Agnes Dunn

PRODUCT REVIEWS column presents a favorable review of Civil Rights in the United States ($150) from the Gale Group of Woodbridge, CT (800). Requires either a 486MHz or better PC, 8MB RAM, and Windows 3.1 or higher or a Macintosh, 68040/25MHz or higher (including Power PCs) and 5MB free RAM; both require 3MB free hard disk space, a 256-color monitor, and a 2X CD-ROM drive. Says this multimedia CD-ROM explores many primary source documents that guarantee rights to U.S. citizens. Notes it offers a collection of resource documents, including Supreme Court cases, pictures, maps, historical texts, and video clips that established or affected civil rights. Recommends it as a comprehensive research tool for high school classrooms and libraries, but thinks that the lack of interactivity narrows its usefulness for some students. Calls it a high-quality tool for the serious student and teacher. Rated four out of five. Includes one screen display and a scorecard.
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