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12 Good Social Studies Apps for High School Students

October 12, 2017
Upon the requests of some of our readers here in EdTech and mLearning, we went ahead and curated for you the collection below. This is a list comprising some of the  best social studies apps to use with your students in class. We tried to include apps that cover various topics including geography, history, news and many more.  We invite you to check them out and share with us your feedback.

Links to the apps are under the visual.

12 Good Social Studies Apps for High School Students



1- National Archives DocsTeach
‘DocsTeach is the app for learning with documents, from the U.S. National Archives. Students can enter a classroom code to access and complete activities assigned to them, or choose from a selection of learning activities by historical era.’

2- Google Earth
‘Fly through landmarks and cities like London, Tokyo and Rome in stunning 3D, then dive in to experience them first hand with Street View. See the world from a new point of view with Voyager, which brings you one-of-a-kind experiences from Sesame Street, BBC Earth, NASA and more.’

3- Today In History
‘Today in History is the BEST way to get key facts about iconic global events and fun facts from across the centuries, delivered right to your mobile device.’

4- 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!’

5- Learn World Geography
‘Wish you knew your world maps and capitals better? Brainscape helps you learn them FASTER than any other program, using the latest in cognitive science techniques.’

6- History and Social Studies
‘Discover the wonders and mysteries of the ancient world with these 5 history apps!
Specially put together to help children learn about history, packed with historical facts, animations, illustrated encyclopedias, maps and audio narrative that describe key events, famous people, inventions and discoveries.’

7- Geo Touch
‘Get the feel of how our world fits together with this app by Clever Dragons. Learn the shape and location of each of the US states (included for free, along with US landmarks) or purchase additional maps, including countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. A map of European capital cities is also available, with additional content coming soon!’

8- Historia World
‘Think you know everything about the world history? Try Historia World! Historia is a quizz which will test your general knowledge in History.’

9- News-O-Matic EDU
‘Whether your students enjoy reading about sports, science, world news, or wacky events, News-O-Matic delivers what’s making the news! Our mission is to make learning more engaging, active, and personal.’

10- Student News Daily
‘Student News Daily provides current events materials for the high school classroom. Content categories include a Daily News Article and weekly World Events. Comprehension and critical thinking questions as well as background and resources are provided below the article. ’

11- DOGOnews
‘With over 3,000 articles on topics ranging from Science and Social Studies to International current events, DOGOnews exposes kids to the world around them and helps develop vocabulary and reading skills.’

12- Know Your World
‘Know Your World is great for learning all about the Continents, Tectonic Plates and Volcanoes of the world in a simple to use touch game. Explore each topic and then take a Quiz to test your knowledge.’