Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? has been around for over a decade in various incarnations, and one look at its successful mix of educational content and mystery role-playing is enough to explain why it has endured. Focusing on geography and world cultures, the game pursues Carmen through Earth's major cities, introducing players to the languages, customs, and landmarks of their peoples along the way. By combining varied and beautiful landscapes with the thrill of the chase, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? teaches and entertains, seamlessly combining its ducational content with its adventure component, and offering — if you keep your wits — the satisfaction of thwarting one of computer gaming's most notorious thieves. Carmen delivers an energetic mix that combines solid, skill-building activities with an intriguing plot. Carmen offers kids an exceptional method of learning about the world in an educational but entertaining manner. The game will really test their skills as geographers. While trying to hunt down bad guys, they learn about cultures, history, languages, and locations. Because the kids are exposed to geography facts within the framework of adventure, the learning opportunities are fantastic. While kids learn key facts about 50 countries — their geography and history — they also read maps, exercise deductive reasoning, develop reading and research skills, follow directions, and collect data. It is easy to recognize the program exercises their higher-level thinking skills. I found this program reinforces the very skills I am trying to teach — how to get kids to think and apply the higher-level thinking skills. Beware! They learn to think! They have fun! It is the best of both worlds for them and me, and I love it!!