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Technology in Social Studies

Software For Social StudiesEdit

This list includes the title of the software, a link, and a description of the software's capabilities.

Geography

  • Map Makers Tool Kit

Help students develop important map skills as they construct and interpret present-day and historical maps.
http://www.tomsnyder.com/products/product.asp?SKU=MTKMTK&Subject=SocialStudies

  • National Geography 3-D Earth

Allows students to explore geography through different types of maps and country information.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00032HEXG/qid=1140983807/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_unbuck_1/103-5503130-8542268?v=glance&s=software&n=599858

Civic

  • Decisions, Decisions 5.0

Through role-playing simulations, students learn and apply the lessons of history. Facilitates class discussions and positive interaction.
http://www.tomsnyder.com/products/product.asp?SKU=DECDEC&Subject=SocialStudies

History

  • Timeliner 5.0

Helps you and your students tackle challenging content and concepts by visually organizing information on a time line or number line.
http://www.tomsnyder.com/products/product.asp?SKU=TIMV50&Subject=SocialStudies

  • Virtual Art Collection

Has video and separate CDs covering Greece and Rome
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004ZCOG/qid=1140983807/sr=8-7/ref=sr_8__i7_xgl65/103-5503130-8542268?v=glance&s=software&n=599858

  • Discovering Egypt

Extensive information about Egypt, covering art, music, and virtual navigation of the country.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004ZCR6/qid=1140983807/sr=8-5/ref=sr_8__i5_xgl65/103-5503130-8542268?v=glance&s=software&n=599858

  • Egypt Hieroglypics Made Easy

Allows students to experience and learn how hieroglyphics work.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00007L5U5/qid=1140984255/sr=8-9/ref=sr_8__i9_xgl65/103-5503130-8542268?v=glance&s=software&n=468642

  • The First Emperor of China

Covers the findings of archaeologists and also the Qin dynasty.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000A3G182/qid=1140984695/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/103-5503130-8542268?v=glance&s=software

  • Ancient Medieval History

Includes: maps, primary documents, photographs, art and more. Covers Greece and Rome.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000EOAHLO/qid=1140984432/sr=8-6/ref=sr_8__i6_xgl65/103-5503130-8542268?v=glance&s=software&n=541966

  • Liberty's Kids

Though this is for ages twelve and under, there is a feature for creating newspapers, and watching mini-movies. Could be good for students having difficulty or ESOL.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00006ELM9/qid=1140984917/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8__i2_xgl65/103-5503130-8542268?v=glance&s=software&n=468642

  • Remembering the Revolutionary War

Includes primary sources, maps, pictures, and general information about the war.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000EDPN78/qid=1140984917/sr=8-3/ref=sr_8__i3_xgl65/103-5503130-8542268?v=glance&s=software&n=468642

Instructional Aids

  • WebQuest Garden 1.0

Allows teachers to make webquests. Sponsored by the San Diego State University.
http://webquest.org/questgarden/author/

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