Vol. 7, No. 4 • September 2000
USA Explorer
by Linda J. Lewis

Presents a very favorable review of USA Explorer ($30) from DK Interactive Learning of New York, NY (888). Requires a minimum of Windows 95 and a 486/33MHz computer for the PC version; and a 68LC040 25 MHz with system 7.0 for Macintosh; both require 7MB of hard drive space, 8MB RAM, and a 640x480 color display. Describes the program as a highly interactive multimedia program that uses 500 pop-up screens, videos, animations, sound clips, hypertext, and music to encourage children to explore the history, customs, and culture of the U.S. while increasing their map-reading, language arts, and critical-thinking skills. Says that the publisher recommends it for ages five to nine, but feels that students through age 12 would benefit from the program. Calls it outstanding. Rated five on a scale of one to five. Includes one screen display and a scorecard.
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