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Social Studies Learning Tools for Kids

Kids can take a trip back in time to discover ancient empires or learn about what's happening today. These fabulous social studies picks can help kids better understand the world they live in -- and many of them are also great help for homework assignments that require a bit of research.

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AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Delightful way to learn about animals, people, and more.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
A wonder a day will keep kids' eyes open to discovery.
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URL: http://wonderopolis.org/
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Get to know a past civilization, some of Mexico's history.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Brilliantly designed app about Earth's people, places, more.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Goofy and fun way to learn about the U.S. presidents.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Incredibly in-depth archeology sim brings history to life.
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Platforms: Windows
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Relive history by managing a family's wagon trip out west.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kid reporters (and readers) get schooled in journalism.
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URL: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/press_corps/index.asp
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Vast library of links a boon for kids doing online research.
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URL: http://www.bjpinchbeck.com/
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Riveting sim where your choices decide fate of teen slave.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Game show/board game is a blast -- but questions are tough!
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Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Excellent strategy game is educational and accessible.
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Platforms: Windows
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fab expansion to historical sim adds religion to the mix.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Excellent tool for kids with nuts-and-bolts questions.
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URL: http://www.howstuffworks.com/
(2011)

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