1998 Media Technology Catalog
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National Geographic Society American History Multimedia Programs

Let your students experience the many facets of American history with these outstanding multimedia programs. From vibrant posters to full-featured CD-ROMs, everything you need to expand your classroom presentation is available in this array of resources.


GTV: A Geographic Perspective on American History Videodiscs
GTV: The American People - Fabric of a Nation Videodiscs
NGS PictureShow™ CD-ROMs
ZipZapMap! USA Software | NGS PicturePack Transparency Sets

GTV: A Geographic Perspective on American History Videodiscs

photo Each show examines a different topic, from the American Landscape to European Settlement to Native Americans, and more!
  • Each kit contains a bar code directory that includes bar codes, frame numbers, and printed captions for every video sequence and still image.
  • The Teacher's Guide offers activities and suggestions for integrating multicultural information into your classroom.

Program Components

Level I Kit0-02-823631-9$395.00
Level III Kit for Macintosh0-02-823632-7$495.00
Level III Kit for DOS0-02-823633-5$495.00

System Requirements

Level I
  • TV monitor
  • Videodisc player equipped with bar code reader or remote
Level III
  • Pioneer LD-V2200, 4200, or 6000A or CLD-V2400 or 4400 videodisc player
  • Also works on Sony LPD-1500 or 1550 (Other players with RS-232 port may also operate GTV. Call the NGS technical hot line for information 1-800-342-4460.)
Level III Macintosh
  • Computer with at least 2M RAM
  • System 6.0.8 or higher
  • 3.5 disk drive
  • Hard drive
Level III DOS
  • IBM PS/1, PS/2, or 100% compatible
  • At least 1M RAM and 80286 or higher microprocessor
  • DOS 3.3 or higher
  • IBM PS/2 mouse or 100% compatible with a Microsoft mouse, using driver version 7.0 or higher
  • IBM PS/2 monitor with VGA graphics or 100% compatible
  • 3.5" disk drive
  • Hard drive
Level III Apple IIGS
  • 768K RAM
  • ROM version 01 or higher
  • Two 3.5" disk drives

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GTV: The American People - Fabric of a Nation Videodiscs

photo This program traces the changing makeup of the American population.
  • Two videodiscs feature more than 30 short videos that include nearly 1,200 pictures.
  • The Teacher's Guide offers activities and suggestions for integrating multicultural information into your classroom.

Program Components

Level I Kit0-02-823639-4 $395.00
Level III Kit for Macintosh0-02-823640-8 $495.00

System Requirements

Level I
  • TV monitor
  • Videodisc player equipped with bar code reader or remote
Level III
  • Pioneer LD-V2200, 4200, or 6000A or CLD-2400 or 4400 disc player OR
  • Sony LPD-1500 or 1550 (Other players with RS-232 port may also operate GTV. Call the NGS technical hot line for information 1-800-342-4460.)
Level III Macintosh
  • Computer with at least 2M RAM
  • System 6.0.8 or higher
  • 3.5" disk drive
  • Hard drive

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NGS PictureShow™ CD-ROMs

photo These National Geographic Society CD-ROMS help bring American History into colorful focus.

  • The Age of Exploration 1 introduces Columbus and Magellan and the reasons they ventured westward to search for Asia.
  • The Age of Exploration 2 introduces Sir Francis Drake, the first English captain to circle the world, and explains the reasons for his conflicts with the Spanish Empire.
  • Colonial America gives your students insight into the reasons Europeans journeyed to new lands and new lives and shows them how the colonists lived, worked, and played.
  • The American Revolution shows students how the policies of Great Britain led to warfare.
  • The Civil War traces the 40 years of struggle leading up to the Civil War, from the Missouri Compromise to Lincoln's election.
  • The Westward Movement shows the development of the United States from its original 13 colonies.
  • Native Americans 1 introduces major tribes of the eastern woodlands and the Great Plains.
  • Native Americans 2 introduces Native Americans of the Southwest, Northwest coast, and Arctic.

Program Components

The Age of Exploration 10-02-822814-6$45.95
The Age of Exploration 1, Lab Pack0-02-822816-2$137.95
The Age of Exploration 20-02-822817-0$45.95
The Age of Exploration 2, Lab Pack0-02-822818-9$137.95
Colonial America0-02-822892-8$45.95
Colonial America, Lab Pack0-02-822893-6$137.95
The American Revolution0-02-822894-4$45.95
The American Revolution, Lab Pack0-02-822895-2$137.95
The Civil War0-02-822896-0$45.95
The Civil War, Lab Pack0-02-822897-9$137.95
The Westward Movement0-02-822898-7$45.95
The Westward Movement, Lab Pack0-02-822899-5$137.95
Native Americans 10-02-823679-3$45.95
Native Americans 1, Lab Pack0-02-822014-5$137.95
Native Americans 20-02-823692-0$45.95
Native Americans 2, Lab Pack0-02-822015-3$137.95

System Requirements

Macintosh
  • Computer with at least 4M RAM
  • System 6.0.8 or higher
  • 13" or larger color monitor with at least 256 colors
  • CD-ROM drive
Windows
  • Multimedia PC with at least 4M RAM and 20 MHz 80386 or higher microprocessor
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher
  • DOS 5.0 or higher
  • Monitor with 256 colors

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ZipZapMap! USA Software

photo Want to increase your students' knowledge of geography? This fast-paced game invites students to learn the basic geography of the U.S., as they place states, capitals, and geographic features on a map.
  • Students earn points by correctly placing the software's puzzle pieces as they tumble from the top of a computer screen.
  • Unique sound effects tell students when they're correct and when they've made a mistake.

Program Components

Windows0-02-823646-7$29.95
DOS0-02-823647-5$29.95
Macintosh0-02-823648-3$29.95
ZipZapMap USA, Multi-User License*0-02-822018-8$119.95
*Permission to duplicate software on five additional computers.

System Requirements

Macintosh
  • Computer with at least 2.5M RAM
  • System 6.0.8 or higher
  • 3.5" disk drive
  • Hard drive
Windows
  • IBM PS/1, PS/2, or 100% compatible with at least 2M RAM
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher
  • Windows-compatible mouse
  • Windows-compatible color monitor with VGA graphics
  • 3.5" high-density disk drive and a hard drive
  • Amplified speakers or headphones and a Windows-compatible audio adapter
DOS
  • IBM PS/1, PS/2, or 100% compatible with at least 1M RAM and a 12MHz 80286 or higher microprocessor
  • DOS 3.3 or higher
  • 7.0 or higher
  • IBM PS/2 color monitor with VGA graphics or 100% compatible
  • 3.5" or 5.25" high-density disk drive and a hard drive
  • Amplified speakers or headphones and a Sound Blaster audio adapter or 100% compatible

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NGS PicturePack Transparency Sets

National Geographic Society images are available as transparencies. These are a visual aid for you to use when presenting material on a subject. Each NGS PicuturePack contains 40 separate transparencies on a subject, consisting of National Geographic photographs, maps, and relevant graphics. Captions are included with each transparency.
  • Native Americans: Part 2
  • The Age of Exploration
  • Colonial America
  • The American Revolution
  • The Civil War
  • The Westward Movement

Program Components

Native Americans: Part 10-02-823974-1$45.95
Native Americans: Part 20-02-823975-X$45.95
The Age of Exploration0-02-823774-3$45.95
Colonial America0-02-823822-7$45.95
The American Revolution0-02-823815-4$45.95
The Civil War0-02-823890-1$45.95
The Westward Movement0-02-823891-X$45.95

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