ERIC Number: ED398112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
What Do They Do In OUAGADOUGOU? (Wa-ga-do-goo) Discovering Other Cultures.
This document consists of the documentation and worksheets that accompany a computer program available on diskette. The computer program is designed to reinforce and enhance a student's knowledge of global geography through a game format. In each game, students are given clues and challenged to identify five different countries that have been selected from a total of 20 countries. If the student correctly identifies the country then points are awarded but a student loses points when answers are incorrect (to discourage guessing). Players also score points by locating countries on a world map. One or two students may play at a time. Teachers can use the clues provided on the program, or by using the teacher's menu they can edit the clues, or can create their own. Student scores are shown at the end of every round. Six reproducible activity worksheets accompany the disks. Goals to be achieved include learning about cultural, physical, and economic geography of the 20 countries included in the program; stimulating interest in global education; discovering how young people live in other countries; practicing drawing inferences from written and graphic data; and familiarizing students with the location of 20 countries. (JAG)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cultural Education, Economics Education, Educational Games, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Multicultural Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Educational Activities, Inc., P.O. Box 392, Freeport, NY 11520 (stock number DK 25008: $79 for either AppleII or MS-DOS version).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Computer Programs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A