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Considerable effort in providing students especially those of social studies a practical and efficient learning environment through proper instructional methodology, strategies and technological resources have been attempted by researchers. Research on educational technology like Multimedia Resources have also been receiving great attention by researchers, but studies on Multimedia Resources that explores the experiences of Social Studies teachers and students in Nigeria is scarce. Therefore, this research was carried out to examine the influence of Multimedia Resources on Upper Basic Social Studies education in Delta State, as perceived by Upper Basic social studies students and teachers, teachers’ level of usage and students’ exposure to Multimedia Resources were also explored. A descriptive survey research design was adopted to conduct the study and a well-structured questionnaire was the instrument for data collection. The population of the study comprise of 656 social studies teachers and 80,129 Upper Basic 2 social studies students across Delta State. Multi stage and simple random sampling techniques were used to select a sample of 25 teachers and 195 students from six schools, two from each senatorial districts of the state to conduct the study. The findings of the study established that the respondents were well disposed to the usage of Multimedia Resources, however their level of exposure and experiences with Multimedia Resources is seemingly poor with exception of internet and audio-visual resources, therefore it was recommendation that spirited effort be made by stakeholders to incorporate and encourage the usage of Multimedia Resources by teachers and students of social studies in Upper Basic schools of Delta State.