Apps that Teach Kids History

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Smithsonian Channel App

I recently find a great educational app from Smithsonian – Smithsonian Channel. It has many of Smithsonian channel’s videos, some are full episodes, and they are free! It is available on almost all the different devices, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, Kindle. If you want to watch the videos on bigger screen, it is also available […]

Washington DC Book App

Washington DC is the capital city of the USA. It is a fascinating city full of history.  How much do you know about Washington DC? Washington D.C. by Kids Discover is a wonderful book app designed for kids with a lot interesting information about the city.  Designed for kids in upper elementary and middle school, […]

Ancient Greece by Kids Discover

Ancient Greece by Kids Discover is a fun read for kids to learn about Greece.  It is free for limited time.  The app covers topics such as: Greek Gods, Athens, The Olympics, Life in Ancient Greece, Lasting Achievements, Greek Drama, Literature, and Architecture. It is a great reading experience with the right interactive features.  For […]

European Exploration The Age of Discovery

European Exploration: The Age of Discovery is a FREE app my son shared with me a while ago.  They had played at school.  It is a simulation or a role play game like Oregon Trail. The app lets kids to role play as 15th Century captains responsible for exploring the world. The goal of the […]

Da Vinci History

Da Vinci History is a biography book app for kids.  Regualr price $3.99, it is FREE for limited time. Introduction on App Store: Quelle Histoire Editions and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux (the federating body of France’s national museums) are delighted to present to you the da Vinci application. PRESENTATION Discover the incredible destiny of […]

Britannica Kids: Ancient Rome

Britannica Kids: Ancient Rome is such a great app for upper elementary and middle school kids.  It has rich content yet all at the appropriate age level, no matter it is the length of each article or the vocabulary choices.  The games are fun and are tied very well with the main contents.  As an app […]

WP Politics

The other day I took my son and his friend to their soccer practice.  During the ride, I overheard the two 4th graders talking about who they will vote for if they can vote.  Their discussion triggered my search of good educational materials about election.  Of course, I started with apps.  I found that quite […]

Paris 3D Saga

Paris 3D Saga is an educational and entertaining app.  It is FREE for limited time as part of the release of Paris 3D Saga project!  Through interactive 3D models, it takes the users through the history of Paris beginning 20 centuries ago.  If you like history or virtual reality, this is a must have app […]

Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail is an educational simulation game teaching kids what it was like to be a pioneer traveling west in the 1800s.  It is based on the classic PC simulation game The Oregon Trail, which was created in the 1970s. In the game, kids join a historic wagon train traveling west ward from Missouri to Oregon.  […]

Timeline Eons

Timeline Eons is an app that displays major events throughout the history of the world.  All events are organized along the timeline.  You can choose to zoom the timeline to see more events during a certain time period.  Most events have pictures.  Tap on each single event will bring up more detailed information of that […]

Post image for FREE App: ABCmouse.com – The Grand Canyon

ABCmouse.com’s Search and Explore: The Grand Canyon is the first title of the ABCmouse.com’s Search and Explore series.  ABCmouse.com is a fee-based pre-school/kindergarten website with learning games and books.  The Search and Explore Series teaches young children about geography, national landmarks, and points of interest around the world through engaging stories featuring computer mice named […]

In honor of President’s Day Weekend, “Britannica Kids: US Presidents” is FREE till Midnight EST, Monday February 20.  The original price is $2.99. The app has features, fun facts, and a nice quiz section.  I particularly like the quiz section, which is hidden under the “menu” at the bottom of the starting screen. Below is […]