Thursday, December 18, 2014

43 Free iPad Apps for Geography, History, Civics & Social Studies Teachers

It's becoming a little harder to find free iPad apps, but they are out there. The dwindling school budgets make it difficult to afford the purchase of iPad carts AND apps for each device. When I posted this today, the apps listed below were free. Hope it stays that way. Have a suggestion? Please comment below.

Civic Quotes- "notable quotations from a variety of U.S. government leaders over the years "

Constitution for iPad- a copy of the Constitution on your iPad

Constitution and Federalist Papers- full text of the Constitution, 85 of the Federalist papers and more

My Congress- information on all  U.S. Congressional officials

Pocket Law Firm- game

The Presidency- for elementary and middle school students

3D National Parks Lite- 2 national parks on this version; 28 on the full version

Atlas for iPad

Earth Viewer- "EarthViewer is like a time machine for exploring Earth’s deep history. Based on the latest scientific research, it lets you scroll through the last 4.5 billion years with your fingertips."

Geo Photo Explorer- "
an easy way to explore, organize, manage photo galleries and share photos from Google Panoramio and Flick."

Google Earth

History: Maps of the World- interactive maps

Historypin"reveals photos near your current location and allows you to view them layered over the modern scene in front of you. You can also explore Collections of some of the best old photos from around the world, wherever you are."

Sphere 360ยบ Photography"See Paris from a hot air balloon, feel the energy from the American ldol stage, and hold onto your raft as you approach Hubbard Glacier."

Stack the States Lite- "
learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations, flags and more"
StrataLogica- much more than a geography reference tool

American Revolution Interactive Timeline for iPad- developed by the Museum of the American Revolution

Beyond Textbooks 2010: American History Games- from Pearson Education

Civil War Lite: History Challenge

Clever Crazes You the Time Traveler- for grades K-8

Discovery Education Techbook- if your school has Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook services

Early Jamestown- interactive textbook tells the story of Jamestown

History Line- "History Line is a collaborative learning game for the iPad focusing on US History. The game can be played by 1-6 players."

iAmerica: The Pocket Guide to United States History and the Presidency

Infinity Ring: Revenge of the Redcoats- "Revenge of the Redcoats is set in Washington, DC, during the War of 1812. Dak, Sera, and fellow HystorianRiq have to convince Dolley Madison to leave the White House—before the SQ burns it to the ground!"

James Madison's Montpelier- "
makes history come alive at Montpelier, the historic home and grounds of President James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, and his vivacious wife Dolley. See the Madisons’ works of art and fine china, explore the latest archaeological excavations, and even discover the hiking trails of the Landmark Forest, all in stunning detail with interactive maps and image galleries."

Mapping Revolutionary Boston- interactive map of Boston during 1760s and 1770s

Mission U.S.: Think Fast! About the Pasta- "
fast-paced trivia game that introduces hundreds of fascinating facts about different eras of American history."

National Archives Docs Teach- choose from various activities to teach about historic events 

The Revolution: Interactive Guide- for high school students

Social Studies Friendzy- for grades K-8

TED Talks- inspiring, motivational talks on various subjects

To the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis- photographs, documents, and recording from the National Archives come to life in this app

Today in History Lite- over 100k historical events

U.S. History Timeline

AP World History- 8,000 BCE to the present

BBC History Magazine- from Romans to Henry VIII to Winston Churchill

Classical World Lite: History Challenge-  ancient Greece and Rome

Cold War Lite: History Challenge

European Exploration: The Age of Discovery

Napoleon: History Challenge Lite

World History Games- Middle school; "More than 100 different games cover dozens of topics, such as Ancient Rome and the Rise of Christianity, The Muslim World, Spread of Civilizations in East Asia, Kingdoms and Trading States of Africa, The Industrial Revolution, World War II and its Aftermath, and more."

WWI Lite: History Challenge

WWII Lite: History Challenge

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