Time Travel to Learn World History

 Rand McNallyís new Time Detectives for Hire videodisccovers World History and Geography. Created for middle and high school world history classes, this new disc contains six world history research projects presented as mystery investigations. To solve them, students accompany four young adult ìdetectivesî as they travel backwards in time to solve geography and history-based exercises.

Time Detectives for Hire - World History and Geography features 55 minutes of original video,

including 32 interviews with actors portraying historical figures and content experts. Over 280 historical photographs, 200 screens of text and 23 thematic maps spice up the assignments for students. Civilizations covered include Ancient Egypt and Kush, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, Inca and Maya Civilizations, and more.

A teacherís guide includes usage instructions, complete lesson plans, 60 literature-based, cross-curricular and extension activities, 26 reproducible activity masters and an assessment section. Rand McNally Educational Publishing, Skokie, IL, (800) 678-7263, www.randmcnally.com.

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This article originally appeared in the 05/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.