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Get to know the USA

Type of Program: Educational
Supported Platforms: Windows 95 and Windows 3.1
Company : VDEP Software
Version: 1.01
Price: $15
Installed Size: 1.37 meg


You'll find this program to be very beneficial to your youngsters. It will help them learn many things about the USA, including:

20th Century presidents
Pre-20th century presidents
Geography on the U.S. states
Facts of the U.S. states
Capitols of the U.S. states
Geography of major U.S. states
Flags of the U.S. states
20th century history
19th century history
16th - 18th century history

If your looking for a program to test your child on their knowledge, you should check this one out. The tests work with multiple (4) choice questions, very simple and easy to use. There is also a option to print random paper tests, containing 20 questions from different tests. Users can find the questions using the program and write them on the paper. A sheet with answers of that particular test can be printed too.

Get to know the USA is a unique program that teaches you a great deal of the United States: geography of states and cities, state flags, state general information (like nickname, size, people, etc.), historic events during the centuries and all presidents (complete with image).

You can add or edit data of the history section yourself. Open the file
HISTORY.LST in notepad. Then add years or events in this order:

event one
event two (optional)
event three (optional)

NOTE! Do not use comma's and do not add more then three events! Be sure to make a backup before you start! This is the recommendation from the author. I did not test this portion of the program, this is an option of choice, not included in the actual program.

You can evaluate the program as long as you like, but the nag screen pops up regularly, quite often in fact. Enough to be quite annoying.

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Reviewed By Martha Seward

How to purchase or register:

You can order/register this program by using your credit card, sending money or a check (add US$ 6.00 extra when using check), or using CompuServe's Shareware Registration Forum.

VDEP Software (Van Dorp Educatieve Programmatuur)
Postbox 268
2990 AG Barendrecht
The Netherlands
Fax: 0031 180 613 956
Internet E-mail:
Compuserve: 100337.3035

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