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Helping Your Child Learn Geography - October 1996

Computer Software and CD-ROMS


Carmen Sandiego Junior Detective Edition (grades preK-3) and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (grades 4-12) Travel the world in search of Carmen, with clues based on different geographical features of her journey. Available from Broderbund Software, Novato, CA. Call 1-800-521-6263.

GeoMedia (grades 4-9) A multimedia tour of the earth via CD-ROM; developed in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey. Write: InterNetwork Media, Inc., 411 Seventh Street, Del Mar, CA 92014, telephone: 619-481-8181.

GeoSafari (ages 8 and up) CD-ROM with questions on geography, history, and science. Contains still pictures and video. Call Rand McNally, Chicago, IL, on 1-800-234-0679 or 312-321-1751.

Picture Puzzle (for all ages) Ten National Geographic photographs that can be broken into pieces in a variety of ways and put back together; and ZipZapMap! (grades 4-adult) Challenges players to place on a map different geographic ?pieces? as they fall from the top of the computer screen. Picture Puzzle and ZipZapMap! are available from the National Geographic Society, 1145 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-4688; 1-800-368-2728.

Topographic Field Trip (grades 4-9) A multimedia topographic tour of Washington, DC, developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Write: U.S. Geological Survey, Earth Science Information Center, 507 National Center, Reston, VA 20192; 1-800-USA-MAPS. For MacIntosh only.


Cartopedia (ages 9 and up) Over 7,000 pop-up windows present detailed overviews of every country, as well as specific, up-to-date information on such topics as populations, natural resources, and climate. Includes photographs and video sequences. Published by DK Multimedia; order through Houghton Mifflin on 1-800-225-3362.

Children's World Atlas (ages 6 and up) Includes video clips, photographs, and still pictures and descriptions of the world's cities, industries, and landmarks. Game format. Call Rand McNally, Chicago, IL, 1-800-234-0679 or 312-321-1751.

Products listed above are compatible with IBM and MacIntosh, unless stated otherwise.


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