iPad Resources for k12 Social Studies

iPad Resources for k12 Social StudiesSocial Studies Apps for the Classroom


Social Studies & History App List  – Great site for just about everything K-12 Social Studies


National Geographic Magazine  (Free) – Explore any region of this world with an interactive viewing experience.  Learn about their culture, environment, geography, archeology and more.  Their library of groundbreaking photography is also at your fingertips.

Stack The States (Lite – Free) – This app provides students with an interactive experience to learn state names, abbreviations, locations, bordering states and nicknames.

CIA Factbook  ($0.99) – This is a very useful and app, but can also be accessed here  for Free through the web.  Research and find information on any nation in the world including information on population, government, environment, economy and much, much more.  Great for research and exploring unknown regions.

Tour Wrist  (Free) – Explore museums, castles, homes, wildlife and many more unique environments throughout the world with this hands on virual field trip.

3D National Parks  (Lite – Free)  – Tour America’s National Parks and explore each parks’ resources, natural environment, attractions and history behind why its so important to preserve.


American Museum of Natural History  (Free) – This Museum offers a variety of apps exploring many different concepts and events in American History ranging from Planet Earth, Space, Dinosaurs, to Cosmic Discoveries.

Battle of Gettysburg  (Free) – View photos, videos, movies, maps and first hand accounts of one of the most important battles in our nation’s history.

Civil War America’s Epic Struggle  ($4.99) – View multi-media presentations, photos, videos, maps first hand accounts, biographies, papers, articles and much, much more on every detail of the Civil War.

History: Maps of the World (Free) – Offers tons of free high resolution historical maps.


My Congress  (Free) – Track detailed information about all of the members of Congress.  Follow news, videos, Twitter feeds, decisions and more.

iAmerica  (Free) – Access to information on all American presidents, states and inside the White House access.

General Apps Links 

Here is the Apple in Education link to seach the recommended Education Apps for the iPad and iPod touch and iPhone.  This link gives some suggestions, but it does not give all the apps that are in the education category.  It is at least a place to start.

  • APPitic  – This is a great site with over 1,300 reviews done by Apple Distinguised Educations.  These apps have been tested in different grade levels with many different instructional strategies. 
  • Mind Leap  – This is an excellent site that rates its apps on a five star scale.  Also, gives reviews on educational quality, engagement factor, and shelf life.  
  • IEAR – This is a great site to visit.  This site provides reviewed apps by teachers and you can look at many different categories and subject areas.
  • Ipad Curriculum – This is a great blog that reviews iPad apps and gives ideas on how to implement them into your classroom.  This has a nice search bar.
  • Lucy’s Ipad Resources – This link is to a Google Doc that has a variety of topics from classroom apps to articles about apps.
  • 40 Amazing Educational Apps for Kids – This site provides different apps sorted by subject area.
  • Dozier Elementary, A Sea of iPad Resources –  Search for K-5 iPad apps selected by Dozier Elementary in Louisiana. 
  • Middle School Ipad Apps – This page will house suggested iPad apps for Middle Schools. (Primary Contact: John Shoemaker john.shoemaker@palmbeachschools.org)
  • App Annie – This link has a lot of different apps sorted by paid, free, and grossing. 
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