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1st Grade software
School House Rock! 1st & 2nd Grade Essentials includes two years of basic skill development, original "School House Rock!" video clips, and a print section filled with non-computer games, puzzles, arts & crafts and science experiments. With two CDs and three widely varied levels of play, it provides inquisitive young students with many hours of fun, exploration and learning.
Disk 1 focuses on math skills and science concepts, featuring the same basic theme encountered in the School House Rock! Math Essentials CD-ROM. Lucky Seven Sampson resumes his quest to stage the ultimate School House Rock performance. To aid Lucky in his pursuit of this goal, the user immerses himself in 8 math and science activities, earning gold coins for each successful attempt. Once he has stockpiled an impressive bankroll, he can tackle the ultimate challenge, the "Road to Fame Game."
Disk 2, which addresses language arts, reading and American History, is similar in structure to Disk 1. This time, coins are collected for the "Space Race Game, " where students try to help Interplanet Janet blast off in her rocket ship and travel to her distant planet home.
In like manner, Disk 2 develops reading and language arts skills, with activities that familiarize the student with subjects, predicates, nouns, pronouns, interjections, prepositions, conjunctions, and adverbs. Two entertaining virtual board games introduce elementary geography and social studies.
In each Disk, the beginning level of play illustrates the principle, while higher levels require more advanced knowledge and comprehension. School House Rock videos pertaining to the subject of the activity are readily accessible throughout the program, as is an equivalent help screen.
The extensive print sections included on each disk were greatly appreciated by our parent reviewers who were delighted with the promise of so many 'extras' to save for vacation or a rainy day.
PC: Windows 3.1 or later, Windows 95, 486/66Mhz or faster cpu, 16.5 MB hard drive space, 8 MB RAM, 256-color monitor, Double-speed or faster CD-ROM, Windows-compatible sound cardreturn to top of page
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