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12 Great Social Studies Apps for Elementary Students

May 22, 2017
This is the seventh post is a series of posts covering educational iPad apps to use with elementary students. We are trying to build a repository of good apps elementary students and teachers can easily  access and use in their learning and instruction. To learn more about the previous posts we have published so far check out this section. Today's collection features a number of useful apps to use with young learners when teaching social studies. These apps, which we curated from iTunes App Collections, cover 3 main themes: Geography, History and World Cultures. Check them out and share with us your feedback.

Links to the apps are under the visual.

12 Great Social Studies Apps for Elementary Students
1- 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.’

2- 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.’

3- 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. ’

4- Stack the States
‘As you learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations, flags and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated states anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of states that reaches the checkered line to win each level.’

5- 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.’

6- History Today
‘History Today is an encyclopedia of news stories for what happened on this day in history throughout the US and world.’

7- 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.’

8- US Geography With Flat Stanley HD
‘Master state geographic locations, capitals, flags, spelling, and see photos from each state. Learning all 50 states has never been this fun! Perfect for kids ages 4-12.’

9- Stack the Countries
‘Stack the Countries® makes learning about the world fun! Watch the countries actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game!’

10- BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week
‘Bring learning to your fingertips™ with the BrainPOP Jr.® Movie of the Week app for the iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®. Get a different animated movie every week and check out related quizzes and educational activities - free!’

11- Social Studies Friendzy
‘Learn Social Studies with our K - 8th grade Social Studies games app! Test your knowledge on the US Presidents, US states and capitals, US government and history, US citizenship and immigration, and so much more! We feature the top 100 students every day!’

12- Thud! Presidents 
‘To win at THUD!, you'll need more than a head stuffed with facts. Each level is a tricky puzzle where you must carefully balance and stack your answers... or it all comes crashing down!’