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Trav’s Travels China

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Trav’s Travels China is a very basic, accurate, engaging twenty-minute video with some animation features. The video is geared to elementary school audiences and would best be suited to the third and fourth grades. It begins with a fully animated introduction, animated full-color maps of states, regions and cities, and ends with a fully animated closing. The music is lively and original; it also contains fun and entertaining sound effects. The print matter on the box states “all programs in this series exemplify the five themes of geography as set by the National Geography Standards,” and this is true. If one looks beyond the main character, Trav, the video makes a good travelogue of distinctive natural and historical Chinese features in each region.