Tag Archives: timeline

American History Interactive Timeline

28 Mar

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I’ve shared some of my favorite American History apps and here is another that’s worth checking out.  American History Interactive Timeline lets users swipe through a timeline of significant events in the history of the United States.  It has a combination of primary source documents and informational text that is placed across a timeline.  This app can help children understand the sequence of events in history and introduce them to some famous figures. The first two sections of the app are free and a paid upgrade is needed to unlock the rest.

Here are two Common Core aligned QR Scanner Scavenger hunts to use with mobile devices:

 

18 Fantastic Free iPad Apps for Social Studies

25 Dec

Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 7.21.21 PMWhether you have one iPad, a few, or a class set, there are plenty of great apps that will come in handy in the Social Studies classroom.  These apps provide access to primary source documents, reinforce geography concepts, and help children explore the world around them!

Shout Science Interactive Storybook

6 Dec

image (84)I’ve shared some of my favorite storybook apps and this one is perfect for teaching children science stories!  Shout Science is an interactive book that tells stories behind science discoveries.  Students can scroll through a timeline and read about famous scientists.

Check out one of my Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching science!

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Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

29 Nov

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For preschool and elementary school students there are great apps for exploring music.  If older students are feeling left out, show them Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.  This comprehensive app lets children explore music with a tap and swipe of their screen.  Kids can switch between performances, listen to interviews and see which part of the orchestra is playing at different times.

Looking to explore other historical figures? Try out one of these Common Core aligned lesson plans.

Congressional Moments

10 Jul

image (47)The Library of Congress has an excellent new app to help students learn about primary source documents.  With video clips, quizzes and a gallery to explore, the Congressional Moments app will support American History teachers as they gather resources for their classroom.

Here’s a Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan for teaching with primary source documents on iPads!

Check out this Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan for a biography study!

Art Museum on Your iPad

5 Apr

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I love apps that simulate a field trip and I’ve shared some of my favorites (Art Walk, TourWrist). Timeline: Art Museum is an excellent free app that allows users to explore the artwork of artists from the 14th to 20th centuries. I’m a big fan of timelines (Titanic, American Revolution, Math History, Revolutionaries) and this one is great for finding paintings from a specific time period or by a particular artist.

Use this app as inspiration for one of my Common Core aligned biography lesson plans (or this one)!

People HD for Biographies

18 Feb

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Biographies are a great way to get students excited about Social Studies.  People HD provides information on different historical figures, a timeline of their life and famous quotes.  The list could be more diverse, but I think it presents a great opportunity to have students research and create their own entry.

Here’s a Common Core aligned lesson planthat is perfect for biographies!

Check out this Common Core aligned lesson plan for another biography activity!