Vol. 7, No. 1 • Jan/Feb 2000
National Geographic Online
by Alice Kurtz

PRODUCT REVIEWS column presents a favorable review of National Geographic Online. Says it is a site that offers a cornucopia of information, including excerpts from the latest magazines and video and audio clips from its "National Geographic Explorer" television program. States that teachers can find lesson plans for geopraphy, as well as interactive expeditions to enhance classroom topics. Notes that the highlight of the site is the Interactive Features area that covers a wide spectrum of information, including biographies of important figures such as Jane Goodall, details of archeological discoveries, examinations of world locales, and topics that support social studies curricular areas. Notes that because of the comprehension required to work with the posted text, the site is more appropriate for middle school students and above. Highly recommended and rated four on a scale of one to five. Includes one screen display, and a scorecard.
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