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Social Studies Software

The Big Picture

SuperKids looked at four Social Studies software packages this month. The term "Social Studies" encompasses a number of subjects, and we tried to capture that breadth in our selection of review titles. In addition to content/topic differences, the programs also took different educational approaches: two were essentially multimedia CD reference tools, and two could be more properly classified as interactive textbooks.

Should you buy these programs for your children? The answer depends on their academic needs and intellectual interests. Read below for brief descriptions, then click on the titles that interest you to see what our parent, teacher, and kid reviewers had to say.

The two multimedia reference titles we evaluated this month were:

The two interactive textbooks our reviewers tried out were:

Take a look at the ratings tables here, then click on the titles of the software you are interested in to see the complete review, or check out their prices we found in our latest price survey.

Can't find one that meets your needs? Check out other Social Studies programs we've reviewed.



Social Studies Software for 7 to 14 year olds

SuperKids Ratings Ratings Key
Title Publisher Education
Value
Kid
Appeal
Parent
Friendly
Buyers Guide
(Price Survey)
Time Traveler CD New Media
Schoolhouse
* * * * * * * * * * * * PC
Mac
World Discovery
Deluxe
Great Wave * * * * * * * * * * * * * PC
Mac
How Would You
Survive?
Grolier * * * * * * * * * * * * * PC
Mac
Prehistoria Grolier * * * * * * * * * PC
Mac
Oregon Trail MECC * * * * * * * * * * * * * PC
Mac
Where in World
is Carmen...
Broderbund


PC
Mac
Where in the USA
is Carmen...
Broderbund


PC
Mac



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