History & Geography Apps

Building Titanic- National Geographic
National Archive Document of the Day
This Day in History World Book
Globe for iPad
My Congress
Toontastic - Great idea for use: "Tooning in to History"
Teach with your iPad Social Studies Apps - annotated

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  • U.S. Geography by Discovery Education – Become an expert in U.S. Geography with this app. Dozens of videos and interactive gameplay.
  • Civil War America’s Epic Struggle-Civil War: America’s Epic Struggle Features over 1,000 high-res photos, more than an hour of multimedia presentations, in excess of 100 authentic maps, dozens of first hand accounts, and numerous text articles and biographies, it provides instantaneous access to information on every aspect of the war.
  • Beautiful Planet HD – Beautiful Planet is a groundbreaking app that captures the breathtaking beauty of our world and its cultures. Featuring a collection of galleries three decades in the making by travel photographer, author and explorer, Peter Guttman, Beautiful Planet spans seven continents and 160 countries.
  • World Atlas HD – The best maps available from National Geographic
  • History:Maps of World – Collection of High-Resolution historical Maps.
  • The History Clock – An app that converts the current time to a year and gives a fast fact about that year.
  • USA Thematic Atlas & Facts – High quality maps filled with facts and information.
  • USA Puzzle – A USA puzzle that needs to be put together. Double tap on the state for information about that state.
  • Motionx GPS HD – Maps and navigation instruments. Maps from all over the world. Can include waypoints. Can be good for Geocaching.
  • The World Factbook for iPad – Extensive information of over 250 countries around the world.
  • WORLD BOOK – This Day in History – Interactive multimedia calendar that features historical events for the day.
  • The Presidency – Historical information on every President of the United States.
  • Presidents HD- Historical information on every President of the United States.
  • Declaration for iPad – A copy of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Constitution for iPad – A copy of the Constitution of the United States.
  • MyCongress – A portal to detailed information about elected congress officials. Please note: This is not an official government resource
  • GeogXPert – A reference app – containing maps which allow you to look up countries and find country information – as well as a quiz app.
  • Brain Pop: This free app has some free movies. After you watch the video, you can take a quiz on the subject. This free app has some science videos as well.
  • Google Earth -- Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth
  • TourWrist -- Virtual field trips are possible.
  • Stack the States -- As you learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations, flags and more, you can touch, move and drop the animated states anywhere on the screen. Build a stack of states that reaches the checkered line to win each level.