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Haas, Mary E. – Social Education, 1993
Describes an interactive problem-solving videodisc program designed for the middle schools. Explains the interdisciplinary nature of the program that includes information from astronomy, geology, history, and meteorology. Contends that the product is an excellent example of well-designed educational software. (CFR)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Computer Simulation, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Uses in Education
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Braun, Joseph A. – Social Education, 1987
Reviews "Decisions Decisions", a computer-based simulation for grades 5 through 12 which involves the whole class in making policy decisions on historical and current events with the use of only one computer. Topics of the seven separate simulations are: immigration, colonization, revolutionary wars, urbanization, foreign policy, the…
Descriptors: Computer Software Reviews, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, History
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White, Charles S. – Social Education, 1988
Reviews "The U.S. Constitution Then and Now," a two-unit program using the integrated database and word processing capabilities of AppleWorks. For grades 7-12, the units simulate the constitutional convention and the principles of free speech and privacy. Concludes that with adequate time, the program can provide a potentially powerful…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Constitutional History, Secondary Education
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White, Charles S. – Social Education, 1988
Examines "Decisions, Decisions-Revolutionary Wars: Choosing Sides," an Apple II software package that emphasizes student decision-making about the nature of revolutions. Targeted at grades 5-12, the product covers a broad range of issues. Concludes that "Decisions, Decisions" models an effective decision-making process and has…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Critical Thinking, Decision Making