This site is
made up of several key regions. You can access these regions from
the navigation buttons on the home page or from the other pages.
The Home "link" takes you back to the Home page.
If you want to visit the main Ginnie Mae site (www.ginniemae.gov)
just click the Ginnie Mae logo.
homepage layout is divided into several distinct
regions to help you get around. The basic site navigation
is a text bar at the top (outlined in green). Content
navigation on the homepage is spread out (outlined
in pink). If you ever get lost, just click the Home
textlink on the basic site navigation bar.
is the basic site navigation bar.
is the Home Zone logo or "graphic link."
Clicking Home Zone (outlined), will always take you
to the home page. Clicking the Ginnie Mae graphic
(outlined) will take you to the Ginnie Mae Web site.
Stories – Meet Ginnie Mae and her two best friends.
Go with them on an animated adventure in saving and investing,
interest, mortgages, and home ownership. You will need
a Flash Plug-In to view the stories. To test your browser
for Flash or Shockwave, go to Download
is the Cool Stories navigation bar.
Center – After you've experienced the stories, relax
with Ginnie and the gang. You can play Match 'Em, a memory
matching game, or Ginnie's own HomeBuilder game. After
you successfully complete HomeBuilder, you'll get a prize.
You'll need the Flash plug-in to play Homebuilder. To
test your browser for Flash or Shockwave, go to Download
is the Game Center navigation bar.
Food – A great place to do research or get ideas.
In MindBuilder, you'll find a section about the basic concepts discussed
in the Home Zone. You will also find some Cool Facts about
money, banking, and housing. A Glossary of terms will
help you define new words. You'll also find an interest
Calculator you can experiment with.
is the Brain Food navigation bar.
– In this section, teachers and other adults
will find ideas for discussing the concepts of saving,
investing and home owning with students. In the Idea Corner,
there are suggested activities for using information on
the site to work with middle-school students. In National
Standards, we explain how the activities included on this
site were designed with the goal of furthering academic
achievement in mind. Under Share Your Ideas, you are invited
to tell others how you've used the site, or to give us
suggestions for improvement. Under Acknowledgement, we
thank the students, teachers, schools and parents who
helped us create this site.
is the Chalkboard navigation bar.
Help – Go to Site Help to learn about the best way
to configure your system to visit the Home Zone, or to
get help fixing problems you might have while you're here.
Configuration explains what hardware set-up and software
requirements the Home Zone prefers. Plug-ins explains
what they are, why you need certain ones and where you
can download them. Troubleshooting is where we try to
help you with fixing those "gremlins" problems
that sometimes crop up to spoil your fun. Help us make
the Home Zone better by sending us any of your problems.
is the Site Help navigation bar.
Map – You can scan the whole site structure here and
links will take you to anywhere on the site.
Tour – You are taking the Site Tour now. This section
explains the layout for the site, how to get Plug-Ins,
and how best to configure your computer so that you can
enjoy the features of this site.
Suggested Tour Sequence
to bookmark the homepage so you can always find it in the
sure you have the Flash-4 Plug-In Download
- If you
are not sure about how your computer is set up,visit the
section. It has information about what hardware, software
and settings you need to best enjoy the features of this
- If you're
looking mainly for the fun, go to Cool
Stories first. Enjoy those and then you can hop over
to Game Center.
If you are mainly interested in facts for a research project,
then look at Brain
Food. If you are a teacher, parent or tutor (or dream
of becoming one) then Chalkboard is for you.
that if you get stuck for any reason you can go to Troubleshooting
or ask a teacher or friend to help you.
- If you
need to contact us with comments or suggestions, ask your
teacher or other adult for help.