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Some Very Good  Social Studies Apps for Teachers and Students

March 28, 2017
Below is a collection of some very good apps to use in your social studies class. This collection is created and featured in iTunes App Store and features a number of key apps that we are publishing here in our blog for the first time. The apps are arranged into three main categories: world cultures apps, geography apps, and history and historical figures apps ( see links under the infographic).

This visual is also available in PDF format from this page. Enjoy

Some Very Good  Social Studies Apps for Teachers and Students

I- World Cultures

1- Barefoot World Atlas


‘Barefoot World Atlas puts the world at your children’s fingertips! With this incredible app, anyone can fly around the magical, interactive 3D globe and discover the rich wonders of our planet.’

2- Kids Planet Discovery

‘Let your kids have fun discovering the world with games and activities in Kids Planet Discovery. Kids Planet Discovery sends kids off on virtual adventures around Planet Earth, giving them the chance to learn about cultures, animals, music, dress, geography, and more.’

3- Geo Walk

‘Geo Walk is a world fact book about animals, plants, historical events,famous people and inventions. All articles can be explored in a fun way by traveling across the globe and learning where the building is, or where the natural habitat of an animal is, or where a famous person lived.’

4- Kids World Cultures

‘ Kids World Cultures for iPhone and iPad is filled with fun and engaging games and adventures that let kids explore how others around the world live, work, and stay entertained.’

5- First Step Country

‘First Step County is a unique app in the Education category that will help your child identify and learn about the prominent countries Flags, Maps, Monuments and Currencies.’

6- World Cultures Gallery Guide

‘Explore the Hudson Museum's World Cultures Gallery and celebrate a world of culture and cultures of the world. The Hudson Museum is an anthropology museum, located at the University of Maine in Orono.’

II- Geography

1- Geography Drive USA

‘From state capitals to US landmarks and key historic events, Geography Drive USA packs 800 important facts into one amazing adventure with surprises around ever bend.’

2-National Geographic World Atlas

‘Welcome to the redesigned World Atlas app from National Geographic, the best world geography reference resource available. The Atlas features Nat Geo's award-winning cartography and stats and facts about every country on Earth.’

3- GeoMaster Plus HD

‘This brand new version includes 7 new games : UK countries, UK cities, Canadian provinces, Canadian cities, French cities, German regions and German cities! A total of 21 exciting games, an atlas and high resolution maps.’

4- GeoBee Challenge HD

‘This is a challenging game, so it's not for beginners...but do keep in mind that the National Geographic Bee is meant for kids in grades 4-8…In the multiple-choice round, answers come from a library of more than 1300 National Geographic Bee questions. In the map challenge round, you zoom, pinch and tap your way to find spots on an interactive map from a catalog of 1000+ locations.’

5- Stack the States



‘Stack the States makes learning about the 50 states fun! Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game!’

6-Stack the Countries

‘As you learn country capitals, landmarks, geographic locations and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated countries anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of countries that reaches the checkered line to win each level.’

History and Historical Figures

1- BrainPOP Featured Movie

‘Bring learning to your fingertips™ with the BrainPOP Featured Movie app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz – free!’

2- Washington D.C

‘Take a tour of Washington, D.C.—past and present—with 3-D animations of the White House, Capitol Building, and Lincoln Memorial. You'll also enjoy interactive maps of the city, as well as a detailed look at the Declaration of Independence.’

3- World Book

‘This Day in History for iPad is an interactive multimedia calendar that displays historical events for the current day or any selected day, along with related media such as photos, illustrations, music, and speeches.’

4- Britannica Kids: US Presidents

‘Britannica Kids: U.S. Presidents takes young learners on a fun and educational meet-and-greet with the 44 U.S. presidents.’

5- Presidents vs. Aliens

‘Presidents vs. Aliens® makes learning about the presidents fun! As you learn presidential facts, quotes, nicknames and historical events, you can use your knowledge to help the presidents defeat the aliens.’

6- Britannica Kids: Ancient Egypt

‘Ancient Egypt is the perfect app for exploring the secrets of hieroglyphics, mummification, the Pyramids, Tutankhamen, Cleopatra, and other popular Egyptian topics. Learn and play at the same time through a variety of games like Memory Match, Jigsaw Puzzles, and the Magic Square among others.’