ERIC Number: ED232903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
South America Map Study.
Canipe, Stephen L.
A simple "menu-driven" microcomputer program on map studies, designed to teach the geography of South America and certain economic facts about its countries, is presented. The program is written for an Apple II+ or Apple IIe computer; use on any other microcomputer will require substantial changes due to high resolution drawings and shape tables employed in the program. The preliminary program presents an introductory screen of a colorful map of South America, followed by a credit screen. After the name of the country is determined by the student, the program presents a drawing of the entire continent of South America. The program then begins to draw the various South American countries to the right of a blank map of South America. As each country is presented, a series of questions are asked about the country being displayed, such as questions about per capita income, major products, capital cities, and major rivers. The program then checks the student's answer and will not allow a choice not presented on a list of numbered options. In addition, there is a provision for the student to have a blank map of the continent and to place numbers which designate countries on the map. Teachers have the option to make refinements by changing the questions or by adding more and more difficult questions. (LH)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Programs, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Location, Geography Instruction, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Map Skills, Maps, Microcomputers, Programing, Social Studies
The program listing for the binary files which are part of the lesson are available from Stephen L. Canipe, 2301 East Providence Dr., Matthews, NC 28105 (send diskette and self-addressed stamped mailer).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South America