American Library Association Notable Award, Feb 2004
Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books, recordings, videos, and computer software. “Exploring the World of Thomas Day” was chosen as one of the most notable entries in the computer software category.
Technology & Learning Magazine Award of Excellence, Dec 2003
Exploring the World of Thomas Day focuses on the life and work of a free African American furniture maker living in the South shortly before the U.S. Civil War. This two-CD package features video-based enactments of Thomas Day’s life and puzzle-like missions that challenge students to explore an interactive map with buildings containing clues in the form of primary documents, newspaper articles, ads, and interviews. Our judges were enthusiastic about the historical content, the easy-to-use interface, and the motivating way in which the program models the historical research process.
Children Software Review All-Star Award, May 2003
This is a very well made, easy-to-use ‘interactive documentary’ whose compelling format quickly draws kids into the process of learning history. Teacher support materials are included and comprehensive.
Interactive Multimedia Award of Excellence, May 2004
We liked it! Good use of media…this was truly interactive, not pseudo-interactive…