Crosscountry USA - A drive across the country with educational purpose.
Version: 2.0Your geography classroom becomes a real American adventure!
License: Free To Try $29.95
Operating System: Mac OS X
Students 'drive' an 18-wheel truck around the country picking up and delivering a variety of commodities. As they travel between any of 203 cities, they'll learn valuable skills including problem solving, map reading and decision making.
On-screen maps and a compass allow students to learn directions and plan the most efficient route.
This is a perfect way for students to learn time management, decide when to eat and sleep, and experience road conditions.
Photographs of cities, famous places, and landmarks add a visual dimension to the journey.
Descriptions and pictures of each of the 53 commodities teach students the basis of the economy. Along the way, students develop geographic literacy. They learn about the relationships between places, goods, and regions. In addition, they develop an understanding of their place in the context of this information.
· Power Mac with a 133 MHz processor (or better)
· 50 MB free RAM (64 MB recommended)
· 640 x 480 resolution display with thousands of colors (or better)
· CD-ROM drive (required for program installation only)
· 160MB of available hard-disk space