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Crosscountry USA 2

 
 

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Type: Win/Mac CD-ROM
Win OS: XP - Windows 8
Mac OS: up to Intel Mac 10.6.x Snow Leopard
SMART Board compatible content "Standard" Accreditation
Ages: 9 and up
Grade: 4 and up

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Overview


Main Menu



Laptop > Detailed Map


If you liked the original Crosscountry USA, you and your students will love this new, updated version of the program.

Your geography classroom becomes a real American adventure!


Laptop > Country Map



Dash view


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, GPS navigation and a compass allow students to learn directions and plan the most efficient route. Students learn time management, decide when to eat and sleep, and watch road conditions.

Photographs of cities, famous places, and landmarks add a visual dimension to the journey.


Laptop > Photo Album > Commodities



Postcards


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.

Crosscountry USA 2 is engaging enough to keep students of all ages interested. This program is easily integrated into your multi-strand curriculum.


End-of-game success screen



Scenario Creator (School versions only)


Crosscountry USA 2 is a powerful tool for long-term learning. It has a place in every grade 4 to 9 classroom.

Skill Development Includes:
- geographical literacy
- map reading
- decision making
- estimating
- problem solving
- survival math
- direction skills

Teacher's guide and wall map of the USA included with all school versions!

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Each Lab Pack Edition purchase is license to install in 5 computers only.

System Requirements

Windows:
- Windows XP - Windows 8
- 32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended)
- 640 x 480 resolution display with 16-bit color (or better)
- CD-ROM drive (required for program installation only)
- 160MB of available hard-disk space
- DirectX version 3 or better
- Windows-compatible sound card (if sound is desired)

Mac:
- Mac OSX up to Intel Mac 10.6.x Snow Leopard
- 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
Linux:
- 166 MHz processor (or better)
- Redhat 8.x or Mandrake 9.x (or better)
- 32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended)
- 640 x 480 resolution display with 16-bit color (or better)
- CD-ROM drive (required for program installation only)
- 160MB of available hard-disk space
- Linux-compatible sound card (if sound is desired)

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