Pokemon USA on Wednesday announced Pokemon Learning League, a Web-based series of lessons on language arts, math, science and life skills aimed at kids ages 8 – 12. Available as a free trial through the end of the year, the service will commence a $95 annual subscription fee (for families; separate fees are licensed for classrooms and school use) starting in January.
The Web-based learning series utilizes Adobe Flash technology, so it’s Mac and PC-compatible. The program features characters popularized by the seemingly endless series of Pokemon card games, TV shows, video games and toys, but is based on current education research and is aligned with curriculum standards, according to the developer.
Some content has not yet been posted, but lessons already available on the Pokemon Learning League Web site include fractions, percentages, the Lunar cycle, the Food Pyramid, similes and metaphors and more.