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Lesson Plans


a great CD-Rom

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EILEEN PRINCE (eprinc1)
Tue, 4 Jun 1996 17:14:37 -0500 (CDT)


On our recent fieldtrip to Chicago, I purchased a WONDERFUL CD-ROM at the
Art Institute. It is called "With Open Eyes - Images From the Art Institute
of Chicago" and costs about $40. It is geared for children, but I have had
a lot of fun with it and so did my 21-year-old son. Using about 200 images
from the museum collection, you can hear background about a piece, see where
it was produced, locate it on a timeline and place it in context with other
pieces from the same era, check its scale in a virtual gallery, play some
games and, best of all, zoom in on details. The quality of the visuals is
wonderful! Does anyone else have favorite CDs they would recommend?

Eileen Prince
Sycamore School