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Social Studies Apps, Games, and Websites
Early social studies skills involve gaining an understanding of different communities and cultures, as well as learning the basics of geography and mapping. Kids can learn about other cultures through a video game or develop a better sense of place by using the zoom feature on a tablet to explore an interactive globe. Students in the middle grades can gain an understanding of historic events as well as deepen their awareness of history in the making. High school kids can learn about U.S. and world history through gameplay or broaden their knowledge of the economy with hands-on activities that show the complexities of balancing a country's budget.