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The River City Project


The River City Project

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River City Project is a National Science Foundation-supported multi-user simulation environment for learning scientific inquiry and 21st century skills. It is an interactive computer simulation of a river town, based in the late 1800s, that combines digitalized Smithsonian artifacts with an inquiry-centered curriculum to engage middle and high school students.   As visitors to River City, students travel back in time, bringing their 21st century skills and technology to address 19th... More
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: November 05, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 29, 2007
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Submitter: Koshy Skaria



Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Bozo Dzakula
7 years ago

Bozo Dzakula (Student)

The River city project is a high-level game, which develops cognitive and social skills. The “train the trainer” model is very interesting and significant. It shows that only the trained teachers can effectively implement desired program with their learners. It highlights and supports the importance of professional development in education.

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This program is designed to work as part of group, and members of a group can help each other to get technically trained very fast and contribute to the group effectively.

Avatar for Daniel Filcek
7 years ago

Daniel Filcek (Student)

Looking at this software, it looks really interesting. It resembles a lot of the on-line video games that are out today and I think that students could really get into that.

Avatar for Koshy Skaria
7 years ago

Koshy Skaria (Student)

An excellent multi-user virtual environment game.Those who are interested in co-operating with the River City Project can join with the team. As visitors to River City, students travel back in time, bringing their 21st century skills and technology to address 19th century problems. River City Project is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundationand is provided free of charge to schools.