Sunday, May 15, 2011

World Book - This Day in History

Price: Free!
Grade Recommendation: 3rd and up
Subject: Social Studies
Specific Skill: History
Levels: N/A
Players: N/A
For iPad, iPod, or Both: iPad

This simple app from World Book lists 3 - 4 historical events that happened each day of the year. There's an option to look at events that happened today or you can use the built-in calendar to select any other day throughout the year.

Each event also has 1 - 2 terms that are linked to additional information. For example, an entry for May 15th states, "Pierre Curie, co-discoverer of radium, was born in 1859. But both 'Pierre Curie' and 'radium' are typed in a different color and underlined. When the user clicks on either term, a paragraph appears - providing the user with additional information.

At this price point (free!) there's no reason why this app should not be included on your iPad(s).

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