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Companion Teacher Guide for the best-selling educational CD-ROM of the same name. The CD is an interactive adventure program that encourages those aged 9+, including adults, to truly explore the features of the Internet. Rhino presents a first person view of a mysterious island. Using 3-D graphics, realistic sound, real actors and vivid animation, the player explores this strange and mysterious world by clicking in the direction they wish to go. Though the program uses a simulation of the Internet, once completed there is an option for connecting live from the program to the Internet for extended features. While using the simulated Internet to gather clues, do research and find other helpful information, the player solves the mystery of the lost Black Rhino. There's extensive zoological and geological information, and we've created over 200 Web pages for the program! Along the way the player meets many interesting characters, documents their findings and faces exciting challenges. Data analysis and critical thinking are exercised as players search, browse, send e-mail, create Web pages and browse news articles.
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From the Preface: Designed to expand students' understanding of the Internet, the Teacher's Guide provides you with additional ideas for using the research power of the Web in your classroom.... Search for the Black Rhino plays a critical role in Internet education. As the Internet becomes ubiquitous in the classroom, educators must insure that their students not only know how to find information, but also how to evaluate its credibility.Review:
If you are looking for a fun way to introduce your child to master the search capabilities of the Internet, then Search for the Black Rhino may be exactly what you need... This is neat!... The graphics are very Myst-like... the game is so immersive, the kids will not realize they are "learning" anything! -- Kids Domain, March 1998
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