National Geographic World Atlas ($1.99)
Explore the world right from your living room with National Geographic’s World Atlas app, featuring high-resolution maps and stunning satellite imagery. The app also displays a globe that students can use to zoom in on various parts of the world, revealing information about the corresponding country’s population, culture, and geographic size.
Congressional Moments (Free; iPad only)
MIDDLE SCHOOL & UP
Congressional Moments teaches children about the important legislation that made US history and still impacts us today. The app also encourages children to use a critical eye concerning primary and secondary sources, teaching them how to identify information they can trust.
The Civil War Today ($2.99)
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
Experience the Civil War as it unfolded, day by day, with this unique app from the History Channel. The app leads you through the conflict, sending updates each day with real newspaper headlines, casualty counts, personal letters, and diary entries, giving you a unique experience of the events that took place over 150 years ago.