Social Studies

Geography Drive USA
“Buckle up,” says third-grade teacher Kristin Ram, of P.S. 128 Audubon in New York City. “This app makes geography fun—students drive customized cars across the country, learning about landmarks, historical events, and other state features. The game also has built-in incentives—students love filling up their learning tanks!” iOS. $4.99.

Ansel and Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride
Join Paul Revere on his midnight ride. This interactive learning experience teaches students about the people and key events that sparked the American Revolution. iOS. $4.99.

MyCongress
Search by zip code to access the names and profiles of your representatives in Congress. The app links to videos, news, social media sites, and contact information for each representative. iOS. Free.

Learn the World
No passport required to take this ­global trek. Learn the World tests students’ knowledge of countries, capitals, and continents. By completing multiple-­choice quizzes, they can earn flags of countries from around the globe.
iOS. $0.99.

Disney American Presidents
Learn about every president, from George Washington to Barack Obama, by flipping through the Unofficial Oval Office Scrapbook. Embedded in its pages are profiles, videos, and little-known facts about each commander-in-chief. iOS. $3.99.

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