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5 Good Android Apps for History Teachers

June 26, 2015
For those of you looking for some good Android apps to use in history classes, the suggested titles below are good place to start with.  We specifically focused on apps covering world history  in general.  The list contains only apps with good ratings and positive user reviews in Google Play app store. If you have other suggestions to add to the list, please share with us. Enjoy

1- Learn World History

‘Learn world history from the beginnings of civilization through 1900! This app helps you learn hundreds of key events thoughout world history. Learn World History contains two quizzes in one app. First, you can get a sense of the order of historical events by using the “Which Came First” quiz, in which you choose the first of two events to happen. Then learn exact dates with the “When Did It Happen” quiz, where you have to identify a specific year when an event occurred.’

2- History In Pictures

‘History In Pictures is an interactive guide to the latest pictures of historical events from around the world brought to you from several sources. The easy-to-use interface and photos brings history to life anywhere in the country. Whether you're on vacation or just running errands, the app makes it simple and to remember historical events!’

3- Today in History

‘Today in History accesses Wikipedia to find major events that happened today in previous years…Today in History displays the events on wikipedia, so if you feel there's a problem with a specific event, or you feel the date is wrong, submit your thoughts to the wikipedia page for the specific date.’

4- Learn World History

‘Learn World History is an exhaustive history dictionary as it contains 2360+ entities around world history. Learn World History is easy and simple to use offline history app. Now no need to Google any names, events and dates or turn hundreds of pages to obtain the desired solution. Everything you need to know about world history is on the palm of your hand.’

5- GeaCron History Maps

‘Have you ever tried to identify the historical facts which were simultaneously happening, in any part of the globe, during a certain period of time? If you try, you will see the enormous difficulty it conveys. In order to provide a solution to this issue and ease the study of history, we started years ago the creation of a system to represent the historical events and the geopolitical maps of any region or country in the world. The system ables you to position in any geographical area, both with a background map or relief map, zoom, navigate in time and search.’