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 example, for the section about Trojan Horse, kids will see the horse move towards the gate, and when it stops, the visual shows soldiers inside the horse. If kids tap on the “learn more” button, a new page will come up telling the story with more pictures. On each session there are some expandable contents allowing kids to explore more if they want to. This design makes the app suitable for almost everyone – kids can read as much as they feel like.
App features include: HD video, 360º virtual tours, scrollable animations, Interactive 3-D models, and select audio narration help bring core topics to life.
At the end of all readings, there are activities and quizzes. The activities are very simple, but do add some fun to the reading. There are also short quizzes and questions throughout the app to help kids retain the facts and encourage critical thinking and deeper understanding of core concepts. Here is an example in the Drama section: on the screen kids will see the question “What is the oldest surviving Greek play”? They can answer the question or they can get the answer by tapping on the question mark under the question. In the answer, they will learn the name of the play, year when it premiered, and other facts about the play.
Overall Ancient Greece is a great non-fiction read for school age kids. It is available for iPAD. It is usually $3.99, and is now free for limited time.
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