We Reviewed Dozens Of The Best History Apps for Kids So You Don’t Have To. Here Are Our Top Picks.
Our moms have reviewed some awesome history apps over the years and below is our list of favorites. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite history apps, suitable both for general interest and for helping teach your kids everything they need to know.
Thanks to the advances in technology educators and parents have more options available to them to make learning history fun. Apps can be a great tool to present material in an interactive and entertaining way. The apps included in our recommendations are not only educational, but also entertaining.
Some apps may be rated age 9+.
Think of this app as a vertical timeline. It starts back as far as we can go, with the Big Bang. Slide a bit farther, and learn about the development of life on Earth. The timeline moves through the prehistoric ages, the dinosaurs, and more. Once mankind arrives on the scene, it walks through recorded history. Each event includes a detailed explanation and incredible illustrations.
The app is free to download, and is suitable for anyone who is old enough to understand the idea of history and the past. It’s safe for younger kids, and will add depth and perspective to older students’ studies.
Become a history expert! This app offers timelines, full articles on selected topics, and more. Use it to bone up for that upcoming History test, or just add to your basic understanding about where we’ve been and where we are going. There are quizzes to test your skill, and the app is available in multiple languages. There’s an offline mode, too.
The in-app purchases cost $2.19 to $3.49, and unlock additional features such as capability to sync with your Google calendar, or take unlimited quizzes.
History is made every single day, and these apps will fill you in on just what happened on any given date in history. You’ll get key facts about iconic dates and loads of fun information on any day of the year. See headlines and explore events from many different perspectives.
The iOS app will serve up a fresh dose of historical info and fun every single day, so you never need to stop learning!
Civilisations AR is the BBC’s first venture into augmented reality. They’ve partnered with some of the biggest museums in Great Britain to allow you to look at artifacts through your device’s camera and see them right in your living room. You can rotate, zoom, and more to take a good look at works of art, artifacts and more. Each has a companion audio guide and other features.
Civilisations AR is completely free to download and use-what a resource! Developers do caution that as with any AR system, you make sure to use it in a safe environment, and supervise children who might need help keeping themselves safe as they explore.
Education experts know that small study periods over longer times are the best way to prepare for important exams, and this app will help students who want to take the AP World History Exam this year. The app is free to download and try. The free version includes dozens of practice questions and limited access to the Question of the Day. You can study and see answers immediately or view them after the set is completed. The app also can push reminders to you to coax you into good study habits, and it works without access to the internet.
If you decide the app is right for you, there are a few different in-app purchase options to get more questions. Prices range from $7.99 to $19.99. It’s a solid and reliable way to get ready for the AP World History Exam.
Preparing for the AP World History exam? Here’s a tool from the folks at Varsity Tutors, a well-known and reputable tutoring company to help. The app includes not only information to study, flashcards, and practice questions, but also a diagnotistic test to guide your study.
The majority of users give this one a five-star rating, so it’s definitely worth a look as you or your study prepare for the AP World History Exam.
Check out this highly-detailed 3D rendition of the Giza plateau to fly around and explore! If you have a budding Egyptologist or a student studying this area, you’ll want to take a look at The Pyramids. It includes renditions of all three main pyramids, the Sphinx, and 8 different tombs to enter and explore.
The app also has 40 different artifacts that can be zoomed, rotated, and explored, as well as text explaining the stories from the period. You can take a close look at excavation sites and much, much more. The app has a high rating on the App Store.
This unique app offers a plethora of historical literature, not just from Western civilization, but from around the world. You’ll find works from Islamic, Arabic, Persian, Ottoman, Chinese, Japanese, and many other cultures, both past and present. It’s a fabulous way to broaden your horizons and gain insight into history and current world politics.
The collection is far too large to begin to list here, but the developers have posted numerous examples from their library on their page in Google Play. Just a quick look will assure you that this is a treasure trove of knowledge and writing.
This stunning World War II app is about as comprehensive as they come. It includes photographs, speeches, documents and much more to help students or afficienados understand more about the time period. The app takes full advantage of iOS’s multimedia capabilities to create an engaging and interesting trek through history.
The app costs $4.99 and includes audio and video clips, some of them rare, of important events from the period. It also has detailed analysis that will help anyone understand what was happening and why.
History for Kids: All Civilizations Learning Games
This app is built to get elementary aged children interested in history around the world. It includes photos and videos, as well as games to keep them learning. It’s tailor made for kids ages 7 and up. You won’t find a more comprehensive or engaging history app for younger students.
History for Kids is free to download. There are 14 times and places to explore, such as Mayan civilization and the Roman Empire. In addition, there are 9 more civilizations available via an in-app purchase of just $1.99. Or, unlock everything for a one-time purchase of $9.99.