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Software Sites for Middle School Social Studies

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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.


  • Map Makers Tool Kit

Help students develop important map skills as they construct and interpret present-day and historical maps.

  • National Geography 3-D Earth

Allows students to explore geography through different types of maps and country information.


  • Decisions, Decisions 5.0

Through role-playing simulations, students learn and apply the lessons of history. Facilitates class discussions and positive interaction.


  • Timeliner 5.0

Helps you and your students tackle challenging content and concepts by visually organizing information on a time line or number line.

  • Virtual Art Collection

Has video and separate CDs covering Greece and Rome

  • Discovering Egypt

Extensive information about Egypt, covering art, music, and virtual navigation of the country.

  • Egypt Hieroglypics Made Easy

Allows students to experience and learn how hieroglyphics work.

  • The First Emperor of China

Covers the findings of archaeologists and also the Qin dynasty.

  • Ancient Medieval History

Includes: maps, primary documents, photographs, art and more. Covers Greece and Rome.

  • 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.

  • Remembering the Revolutionary War

Includes primary sources, maps, pictures, and general information about the war.

Instructional Aids

  • WebQuest Garden 1.0

Allows teachers to make webquests. Sponsored by the San Diego State University.

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