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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. It is a fun app that kids can play games and learn history at the same time. In the game, kids join a historic wagon train traveling west ward from Missouri to Oregon. To start, kids can choose who they want to… Read More

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 event.  If you are connected to the internet, the app will also bring up the auto search results of the event in Google or Wikipedia… Read More

FREE App: ABCmouse.com – The Grand Canyon post image

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 as ABC, 123, and DoReMi. The mice inside the computer decide to visit Grand Canyon.  They travel to a computer in a ranger station near… Read More

Learning about US Presidents is easy with this app from Britannica. 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 the description from iTunes: Britannica Kids: U.S. Presidents takes young learners on a fun and educational meet-and-greet with the 44 U.S. presidents. IDEAL FOR HOMEWORK HELP Bring the Oval Office into your living room with detailed profiles… Read More