Title: Woodstock; 3 days of peace and music
Source: Time Warner Interactive
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Date: 45 minutes
Cost: $ 65 http://www.cd-ro
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: mouse
Subject Area: S Modern American History
Objectives: To gain a better understanding
of the social mood of the 60's, especially pop-culture, the counter culture
and young people.
Brief Description:Video footage of the
festival along with music, lyrics and some relevant and irrelevent
Entry Capabilities Required: use of a
Relevance to objectives: 3.5- It did give
an acurate portrait of the social mood of the 60's.
It was interesting and fun.
Provides practice of relevant skills:
1- It required few computer skills and no History skills.
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 4-
It is interesting because of the content.
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 2-
The student would gain information, but would probably not be able to interpret
it by themselves, or without additional sources.
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
5- It has great graphics, pictures and sound.
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): 1- The only game
contained has very little Historical relevance.
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): 3-The footage
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test
1- I don't think this would be an effective instrument because of the nudity
and swearing included.
Clear directions for play: 3- It was simple
Effectiveness of debriefing:
1- I would not use this for students because of it's questionable content
and lack of real relevence.
It was inappropriate for highschool students.
Reviewer: Liz Valenty
Position: Undergraduate, SUNY Potsdam
Date: 15 September 1998
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh
PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.