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The Cobalt Adventure

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Resource:The Cobalt Adventure
Provider:The Cobalt Adventure
Summary:Age Range: 9-14 (Grades 5-8 approximately, with parental supervision. People of all ages may enjoy aspects of this site.) At this website you can virtually experience an early 20th century Silver Rush through interactive games and lessons that teach social studies, history and geography.
Description:When you get to the site, you'll see a menu that includes:
  • The Game - Select one of three real-life characters (an old prospector, a nurse, or a young shopkeeper) and head to Cobalt in Ontario, Canada to join the Silver Rush of 1903. This multimedia adventure (available in Flash or HTML) is different for each character, and there are 28 possible endings. After you've seen the results of any one decision you make for your character, you can choose "previous" to go back and choose again.

    At the end of each playthrough, you can click on "Actual Factual" to see what actually happened to the person you chose to be, plus plenty of other information about life in Cobalt at that time. (From the "Library" on the menu, all of the Actual Factuals are available; during gameplay, only the information pertinent to your most recent decision is available.)

  • Curriculum - Get four downloadable (pdf) lessons with ideas and activities designed to enhance what you learn from playing the game. Create a facsimile of a hand-colored postcard, write your own adventure story, use visual prompts to tell a story.

  • Library - Explore a photo gallery and view a collection of artifacts from the Cobalt Mining Museum that were used to create the multimedia game.
This game is available in English or French. If you want to view it in French, click "Francais" at the top of the home page.
Contributed by:ClickSchooling ©Copyright 2019, All Rights Reserved, ClickSchooling
C A T E G O R I E S
Orientation:General
Subjects:Social Studies
Teaching Methods:Online Interactive
I N T E N D E D   F O R:
Ages:9,10,11,12,13,14
Grades:5,6,7,8
F O R   M O R E   I N F O R M A T I O N
Web Site:Click here to navigate to web site
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