Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?

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Where do you think you're going, Christopher Columbus? is part of ScholastiCs Curriculum Connections Series. The Curriculum Connections Series introduces students to a new standard of educational software; software that is as fun as it is educational. Each software title in the Curriculum Connections Series uses the Learning Cube interface, which allows students to choose the method they want; to learn with at any given moment. The Learning Cube offers video-based lessons, narrated text-based lessons, writing prompts and fun critical thinking games, which reinforce what they've already learned. The only drawback to this feature is that younger students need a demonstration of the Learning Cube before being able to use the software independently. However, once the students have mastered the Learning Cube, they can use any of the Curriculum Connections Series software independently.

Curriculum Convergence

This program fits very nicely into the elementary school curriculum. Christopher Columbus is part of a unit on explorers, and the software lends itself very nicely to bridge the explorer content to learning geography skills. This software can be used across the curriculum when paired with reading Jean Fritz' book Where do you think you're going, Christopher Columbus? Also, the writing prompts offered in the Write It section of the chapter rows (in the Learning Cube) give students excellent practice for the required exams in the state of Florida. …

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