Software To Help Your Students Build Reading, Writing, and Reasoning Skills

The African-American Experience:
Stories of Courage and Determination

for grades 6 - 9

The African-American Experience presents concise biographies of twenty-eight outstanding African-Americans. Students learn about the accomplishments and contributions of these notable individuals, as well as the obstacles they faced, and their courage in overcoming these challenges, while building reading, writing and reasoning skills through the exercises in each lesson.

Expertly written by Dr. Arthur Whimbey, Dr. Myra Linden, and Dr. Eugene Williams, the biographies include Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Jesse Jackson, Michael Jordan, Benjamin Banneker, George Washington Carver, Thurgood Marshall, Ralphe Bunche, Marian Anderson, Norbert Rillieus, Madame C. J. Walker, Joe Louis, Satchel Paige, Garrett Morgan, Maya Angelou, Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, Mary McLeod Bethune, Charles Drew, Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, Shirley Chisholm, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, Bessie Coleman, Edmonia (Wildfire) Lewis, Mae Jemison, Guion S. Bluford, Jr., and Gordon Parks, Sr.

The material is in the "Split TRAC" format and is designed for grades 6 through 9.  Relative difficulty levels range from "less difficult" to "moderate" to "more difficult".  A guide to  the stories includes the difficulty level for each, and the number of paragraphs in each story.  The stories are grouped by difficulty level -- less difficult, moderate, and more difficult.  Within each of these categories, the stories are also ordered by increasing difficulty level.

Includes the
TRAC Structures for LearningTM software system from New Intelligence Inc., a unique Interactive Textbook developed for Windows-compatible computers running Windows 3.1, 95, 98, ME, NT,2000, XP or Vista.

Illustrations help to focus  students' attention.   

The software emphasizes simple point-and-click operations by students using the program.  The teacher can also select writing options for the students using the keyboard, or using pencil and paper.

The
TRAC SL system software includes powerful, easy-to-use central student management, performance analysis, and reporting functions, as well as a separate teacher-selectable student incentive system.

Computer System Requirements
Windows-based PC running Windows
    95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP or Vista
Memory:  128 k minimum; 512 k
    recommended
VGA or SVGA color monitor
CD-ROM drive
Mouse or pointing device