Title: TV commercials Vol.2: the 60's & 70's Overall Rating: A Source: CD Titles Playing Time: Up to 2 hours, depending on how many times you want to view the commercials. Date: 1995,1996 Cost: $ Was unable to locate. Number of Players: One person can control the keyboard while four or five others watch. Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: Windows 95, Windows 3.1, Macintosh Subject Area: History of U.S. culture Jr. High and up Objectives: To see what people were like in the 60's & 70's through TV commercials. Brief Description: There are 40- 50 commercials that you can view, selling everything from toothpaste to cigarettes. The way commercials were filmed is much different than today. Entry Capabilities Required: Need to know some basic U.S. History in the 60's & 70's. Must know how to use the Windows System or macintosh. Rating: (1-5) Relevance to objectives: 4- You can see what was important to people back then. You can also see what clothing they wore and what products they used. Provides practice of relevant skills: 4- You can reinforce your knowledge of those decades by learning something interesting about people back then. Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 5- This is a very interesting video. Most people like TV and it is amusing to see what people were like then. Likely to be comprehended clearly: 5- Very easy to understand. You see and hear the commercial just like the original. Technical quality (durable, attractive): 5- Technical Quality is good. You can see and hear the picture very clearly. Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather than chance): N/A Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic, accurate depiction): 5- The commercials are very realistic. Played just like they were originally. Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test results): Could find no field test results. Clear directions for play: 5- Very easy. Someone with very little computer skills could view the commercials. Effectiveness of debriefing: N/A Strong Points: The commercials are very informative into what life was like back then. There is a broad range of products being sold. You can see through the commercials what was important to them and the roles that women and men played in society. Weak Points: The only weak point I can see is maybe some negative influence, particularly the cigarette commercials, on the younger grades. Reviewer: Valerie Haas Position: Grad. Student Suny Potsdam Date: March 19, 1999 Computer System Reviewed on: PowerMac G3 233, 64mb ram.