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10 Useful History and Geography Apps

Below are some good iPad apps for History and Geography teachers. I am sharing them with you on the occasion of the start of a new school year. I invite you to have a look and share with us if you have other titles to add to the list. If you want more resources for  back to school I recommend that you check this resource section.


  • World Atlas HD:iPad users can download this stunning, popular digital atlas by the National Geographic Society and educate themselves about the planet’s physical and cultural properties and relationships. 
  • MyCongress:Stay up-to-date with the latest news and views from the House of Representatives and the Senate with profiles of Congresspeople and information about current bills. 
  • National Geographic Today:Indulge in bite-sized, nourishing daily doses of geography videos, photos, and more through the globe-trotting juggernaut. 
  • WORLD BOOK – This Day in History for iPad:Like the title states, this app displays what historical events happened on what particular day; flipping through the calendar function and looking ahead is encouraged! 
  • History: Maps of the World:History and geography (duh) collide on this very popular resource, which provides access to maps past and present so users can watch how borders and projections shift over time. 
  • Constitution and Federalist Papers:Win (or lose, but we’re trying to be nice here) any argument about American politics by keeping some of its core founding documents on hand as a reference. 
  • Google Earth:Explore the world in veritable real-time thanks to the detailed (and sometimes super creepy) Google Earth tool, now available on the iPad. 
  • World History Atlas for iPad:Maps.com provides an absolutely stunning visual resource about the most important, influential maps — and their corresponding events — of all time. 
  • 205 National Anthems, Maps, Flags, Facts:Enjoy a crash course in the basic characteristics of 205 countries and use it as a springboard into deeper geographical inquiry. 
  • Top 100 – People in History:Read up on the biographies of some of the world’s most influential names and kickstart lessons in some not-so-famous folks who still left a major impact.