Mobile Apps - Social Science
All Apps are IOS and only include an Android version if there is a link listed in the description or as an additional app below the iOS version.
JFK Challenge is an iPad app for students in the 8th-11th grade that want to explore the challenge of the Peace Corp or the Space Race. Students can select to be trainee for NASA or in the Peace Corp to experience ways to make an impact in the world. This app was developed by the JFK presidential library and museum in collaboration with Disney.
In addition to this app the JFK Library has also add TO THE BRINK. An app that has all the articles and artifacts on the Cuban Missile Crisis in an interactive platform to allow students and educators that cannot make it to the museum to experience the history. This makes a create virtual field trip.
European Exploration - The age of discovery Allows users to explore the new world as a European power in the 15th Century by funding and sending expeditions out into the unknown. Users can 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 what was discovered. Developed with a grant for the Virginia department of education.
GeoMaster is an app for learning US states and capitals in a fast paced and simple to use game. The app is free for all states. The GeoMaster plus version is $1.99 and includes 40 countries.
American Revolution Interactive Timeline was created by the Museum of the American Revolution, this app offers information and access to rare treasures from the collection that will be displayed in the new museum. The app offers beautiful imagery, video, and information through an interactive, zoom-able timeline showcasing artwork, weapons, clothing, objects, and manuscripts from the Museum’s collection. Image captions and video podcasts provide an overview of key milestones of the American Revolution.
National Archives includes an APP called Today's Document that has an interactive gallery that displays a significant historical document or photo for each day of the year. Users can learn what happened on a birthday, search for a document by keyword, or just browse at dates. Featured documents have included popular documents like the Declaration of Independence and Emancipation Proclamation as well as lesser known (but equally fascinating) documents like the Zimmerman Telegram, President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1961 Farewell address, and a handwritten draft of President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 Inaugural Address.
The Revolution: Interactive Guide was created by a high school senior, this app takes users through an interactive textbook and study guide on the US history of the countries formation with flashcards, explore war maps, interactive biographies, audio narrations and explore images.
Mission US THINK FAST app is sponsored by MissionUS.org and includes two missions with over 100+ questions per challenge. Players can choose from two different Think Fast “missions,” each connected to one of the Mission US adventure games. In Mission 1, the sharp-tongued Patriot Royce Dillingham challenges players to navigate 1770 Boston by answering questions about colonial history. In Mission 2, Lucy King challenges players to deliver a message to her brother, who is enslaved on a plantation in 1850 Kentucky, by answering questions about slavery and resistance during the pre-Civil War era.
U.S. Constitution Analysis by the Library of Congress 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. Users may perform keyword searches within individual documents or sections within documents; share documents via email; or save them to your preferred PDF reader.
Congressional Moments explores key legislation including child labor, civil rights, the SEC, the National Park Service, the Marshall Plan and women's suffrage. Discuss the difference between primary and secondary sources. Look closely in the gallery at a wide range of photographs and images ordered by topic and type. Watch videotaped statements by two leading National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) teachers on how to get the most out of primary sources, and learn in the final section how to look at primary sources with a critical eye.