History and Social Studies Apps

Sample History and Social Studies App: Early Jamestown
    • New apps are added frequently and are located at the top of the list.
    • All Apps are FREE unless otherwise indicated.
    • If you are interested in any of these Apps, click on the App or visit the iTunes App Store or the Android Marketplace.

     


  • My Congress

    Platform: iOS

    MyCongress is a portal to detailed information about your elected U.S. Congressional officials. Track their news, video and Twitter feeds. Look up their official Open Congress profile or contact them directly. MyCongress helps you get in touch with your government.

     


     

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  • The Congressional Record

    Platform: iOS

    Read the daily edition of the Congressional Record on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. The Congressional Record App is presented by the Library of Congress using data provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, and the Government Printing Office.

     


     

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  • U.S. Constitution: Analysis and Interpretation

    Platform: iOS

    The U.S. Constitution: Analysis and Interpretation app is a mobile version of the "Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation", a comprehensive analytical legal treatise prepared by attorneys of the Congressional Research Service at the direction of the United States Senate and issued as Senate Document No. 112-9. The app is presented by the Library of Congress using data provided by the Government Printing Office.

     


     

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  • Kids Planet Discovery

    Platform: iOS

    Look no further! In this app you will find cultures, animals, music, dresses, geography... and much, much more to learn all about our Planet.

     


     

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  • Geddit

    Platform: iOS

    Geddit is a classroom tool that lets you tell your teacher how well you understand. This information is sent to your teacher in real-time so that they can identify individual needs as they occur.

    Geddit also lets you answer quiz questions such as short answer response and multiple choice.

    All check-ins and responses are recorded. You can view these after class to see exactly what you do, and do not know.

     


     

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  • U.S. Geography

    $1.99

    Platform: iOS

    MindSnacks’ US Geography app brings you the most fun and effective way to learn geography, ever. With 8 addictive games that cover all 50 states, our app is perfect for beginning and intermediate geography students, as well as travelers and fact fanatics of all ages. Buckle up: it’s time for a virtual road trip through the US that will earn you the nickname “Human Atlas” in no time.

     


     

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  • Mission US—iOS

    Mission US—Android

    Mission US was created by Thirteen/WNET (PBS). Test your knowledge of history as you race against the clock! Featuring characters from the online role-playing adventure game Mission US, Think Fast! About the Past is a fast-paced trivia game that introduces hundreds of fascinating facts about different eras of American history.

     


     

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  • Geography

    $2.99

    Platform: iOS

    Hit the gas and head out on the highway in the fact-packed game that turns textbook geography into an exciting cross-country adventure for the entire family. Answer challenging questions to unlock the airports and fuel stations you need to win. Or take a chance on a bonus delivery and earn the cash to upgrade your ride. But whatever you do, keep one eye on your fuel, because the bottom of the tank means the end of the road in the awesome cross-country adventure from the makers of Operation Math.

     


     

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  • Mayan Mysteries

    Platform: iOS

    Solve puzzles, gather clues and solve the mystery to catch the thief! Explore the ancient Maya culture in this hands-on archaeological adventure. Will you be the one who proves worthy of reaching the mythical city of Ich’aak?

     


     

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  • History Line

    Platform: iOS

    History Line is a collaborative learning game for the iPad focusing on US History. The game can be played by 1-6 players. As a single player game, a series of historical events are presented on the screen and the goal of the game is to place the events onto a timeline at the bottom of the screen in the correct sequence. When the event placed on the line is correct the date appears below.

     


     

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  • The Presidency

    Platform: iOS

    The Presidency application is an excellent educational reference for easy access to historical information regarding the 44 United States Presidents. Designed as a reference for Elementary and Middle School students The American Presidency provides the following information on each president:

    • Birth & Death Dates
    • Political Party Affiliations
    • Years served in office
    • Official Presidential Portrait
    • Official WhiteHouse.gov history describing the contributions of the President

     


     

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  • EarthViewer

    Platform: iOS

    What did Earth’s continents and oceans look like 250 million years ago, or 1 billion years ago for that matter? Can we say anything about Earth’s climate as far back as our planet’s origin?

     


     

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  • The Getty

    Platform: iOS

    How do objects end up in a museum? Discover the answer to that question from the artworks themselves in this app from the J. Paul Getty Museum. The Life of Art app enables users to retrace the lives of a lidded bowl, a silver fountain, a side chair, and a wall light in the Getty’s collection by examining physical clues. The interactive app features stunning photography, animations, video, and 360 rotations that bring the rich biographies of these objects to life.

     


     

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  • European Exploration: The Age of Discovery

    Platform: iOS

    Explore the new world as a European power in the 15th Century by funding and sending expeditions out into the unknown. Hire captains, build ships and outfit voyages to learn of the wonders of the new world. Expeditions can be dangerous however, so be careful or else Europe may never hear of your discoveries!

     


     

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  • Ask3

    Platform: iOS

    Ask3 allows teachers and students with iPads to easily share knowledge and collaborate via threaded, video conversations. By recording your voice, drawings, and images, Ask3 helps you create videos that can be shared directly to your class. Students can watch the videos you create using Ask3 and can quickly ask and answer each other's questions.

     


     

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  • History Pins—iOS

    History Pins—Android

    The official Historypin app 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.You can add your own piece of history and pin it to the map, too, by using your phone to digitise an old photo, capture a modern moment of historic importance, or take a modern replica of a photo on the app.

    AGES 12+

     


     

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  • US History myFlashcard Maker

    Platform: iOS

    This powerful app from Pearson enables high school students to quickly learn the key terms and ideas of United States History. Students can create their own flashcards or study hundreds of ready-made cards on the history of our nation. With text and audio in both English and Spanish, students learn in their own way at their own pace. Multiple activity modes include Study, Review, and Quiz, with personalized and immediate feedback. Spanish language support makes learning easier for ELL and ESL students.

     


     

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  • Socrative App—iOS

    Socrative App—Android

    Socrative brings smart clickers, student response and ease of use to a whole new level. Be engaged for the entire class with educational exercises and games. See all your classmates’ ideas in real time and interact with the responses. Provide your instructor feedback on the lessons and how well you understand the material

     


     

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  • United States History

    Platform: Android

    Contains a large amount of historical information, including: Constitution (broken down by Article), Federalist Papers, Anti-Federalist Papers, Bill of Rights, Presidents, Important Documents, Flag Code, The Star Spangled Banner, The Pledge of Allegiance, Articles of Confederation, Random U.S. Facts, and The States.

     


     

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  • Nearpod

    Platform: iOS

    Nearpod enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' devices. It combines presentation, engagement and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.

     


     

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  • National Archives: Today's Document

    Platform: iOS

    App allows students to explore American history with 365 of the most fascinating documents and photos from the collections of the US National Archives. Today's Document is an interactive gallery that displays a significant historical document or photo for each day of the year. You can learn what happened on your birthday, search for a document by keyword, or just browse at your leisure.

     


     

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  • Flat Stanley

    Platform: iOS

    Sending, receiving and sharing your favorite photos and Flat Stanleys has never been this fun! Join Flat Stanley on his latest adventure in his brand new redesigned application. Including a brand new User Interface and never before seen flat features!

     


     

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  • Life Lines

    Platform: iOS

    LIFELINES is a soundboard app that lets you play inspirational and seminal dialogue from key figures in history. It also connects with Wikipedia, providing background information on each person, their lives and their impact on the world.

     


     

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  • Three Ring

    Platform: iOS

    Three Ring allows you to take pictures of student work and keep track of them online. It's a fast, flexible, and simple way to organize and present your students' real world work, from handwritten assignments to classroom presentations.

     


     

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  • Jame's Madison's Montpelier

    Platform: iOS

    This app 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.

     


     

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  • History Here

    Platform: iOS

    HISTORY Here is an interactive guide to thousands of historic locations across the United States, brought to you by the HISTORY CHANNEL. The easy-to-use interface, photos, video and dynamic maps bring history to life anywhere in the country. Whether you're on vacation or just running errands, the app makes it simple and fun to get the facts on the history hidden all around you, including amazing architecture, museums, battlefields, monuments, famous homes and much more!

     


     

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  • Timeline Eons

    Platform: iOS

    Students can use this app to see a graphic representation of the entire natural and human history.

     


     

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  • Perfect Captions

    Platform: iOS

    Students can add captions to photos either taken with iPad or saved from searches. Great for adding informational captioning to historical images.

     


     

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  • Constitution for iPad

    Platform: iOS

    Use this app to read the constitution and look up certain aspects.

     


     

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  • History: Maps of World

    Platform: iOS

    Collection of high-resolution historical maps.

     


     

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  • Early Jamestown

    Platform: iOS

    Interactive textbook exploration of the early days of the Jamestown settlement and state of Virginia.

     


     

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  • The Revolution: Interactive Guide

    Platform: iOS

    App allows students to journey through the formation of our country with interactive flashcards, explorable war maps, audio narrations, review quizzes, interactive biographies, and explorable images.

     


     

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  • Smithsonian Mobile

    Platform: iOS

    Digital mobile guide to visiting the Smithsonian Institute.

     


     

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  • Stack the Countries Lite

    Platform: iOS

    Students will learn about country capitals, landmarks, and geographic locations.

     


     

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  • Stack the States Lite

    Platform: iOS

    Students are able to learn about the 50 states shapes, capitals, geographic locations, and more.

     


     

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  • Stuck on Earth

    Platform: iOS

    A travel app that brings you the best places in the world to visit, photograph, and experience.

     


     

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  • Professor Garfield Cyberbullying

    Platform: iOS

    Teach kids anti-bullying messages and strategies for dealing with cyber bullies with the help of Garfield and friends

     


     

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  • World Book

    Interactive multimedia calendar that displays historical events for the current day or any day selected.

     


     

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  • Today in History

    Platform: iOS

    Lists notable events in history as well as important figures who were born or died on a specific date

     


     

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  • Civilization Revolution Lite

    Platform: iOS

    Go head to head with history’s greatest leaders as you wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, inspire your nation and build the most powerful empire the world has ever known.

     


     

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  • Google Earth - iTunes

    Google Earth - Android

    Create a virtual field trip that explores the path traveled in a book.

     


     

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  • OverDrive Media Console—iOS

    OverDrive Media Console—Android

    eReader App for free books through Monroe #1 BOCES or the public library. M1B OverDrive Library select school and use school computer login for access.

     


     

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  • Safari Montage

    Platform: iOS

    iPads ONLY! Instructional Multimedia app for all curricular areas. For access to M1B database, please type in http://media.monroe.edu for the I.P. address, select school and use school computer login for access.

     


     

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