Kids Culture-The Great Explorers

By Bourgeois, Michelle | T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education), January 2000 | Go to article overview

Kids Culture-The Great Explorers


Bourgeois, Michelle, T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)


Pierian Springs Software is perhaps best known for their multimedia creation program Digital Chisel. Their Kids Culture -- The Great Explorers is created in the style of a student multimedia project, with hand drawn illustrations and easy to read textual information. However, if you're looking for information on European Explorers such as Columbus or Cortes, you'll be surprised to find that many of the conventional explorers commonly taught are missing. The Great Explorers doesn't just focus on those who discovered new worlds; instead, men and women who have explored our environment through their; lived culture or who have explored the potential of human discovery are highlighted.

There are six exploration themes highlighted in the program. Ferdinand Magellan focuses on Magellan's circumnavigation of the globe. Apollo 11: First Humans on the Moon tells the story of man's first exploration of space. Amelia Earhart is a biography of this famous pilot's life and flights. Islamic Traders Explore Africa discusses the movement of Muslim traditions into Africa through trade. Australian Aboriginals: Exploring the Inner World gives a sense of how the beliefs of the native Australians helped them to explain the world they inhabited. Finally, Across the Bering Bridge follows early man on his migration from Siberia to Alaska across the Bering Bridge.

Each theme contains several short essays that give background information. For example, the theme Apollo 11 Moon Landing is divided into the sections Helmet, Astronauts, Soviet Space Program, The Rocket, Launching the Apollo Mission, Mission Control and Luner Landing (yes, there are a few misspellings in the program). While exploring each section, students can read text and listen to music related to the theme. …

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