List/Grid Tag Archives: History

journeys

Journeys of Invention

Review Excerpt: Eighty rare and historic objects — like an Apple 1 and the Apollo 10 command module — are brought to life on your iPad’s screen, through crisp Touch ...
pairs

Discover Paris

Review Excerpt: Good content meets an over talkative owl, in this tour/quiz about the city of Paris. Content includes 12 famous sites, such as Notre Dame, Le Louvre and more. Each site ...
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Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Passport to Adventure

Review Excerpt: After you create one of the two available player profiles, you touch a world map to visit a country where you are presented with a challenge. Content includes eight ...
joparis

Jo in Paris

Review Excerpt: Can’t afford a trip to Paris? One of a planned series of interactive travel books, this is a collection of 44 headliner museum items and locations from around ...
stardust

You Are Stardust

Review Excerpt: Based on the book of the same name by Elin Kelsey and illustrated by Soyeon Kim, this app takes on a big topic: the universe. The illustrations are beautiful and can ...
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Rijksmuseum Online Art Collection

Review Excerpt: Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum https://www.rijksmuseum.nl is a free, online archive of 125,000 high resolution images. Each image gives you the ability to zoom in, making ...
warhorse

War Horse

Review Excerpt: This is a digital edition of Michael Morpurgo’s novel, designed to teach children about WWI and encourage them to discover the real stories behind the war’s ...
ansel

Ansel & Claire: Paul Revere’s Ride

Review Except: This interactive cartoon walks you through the highlights of revolutionary war history, especially during the times of Paul Revere (e.g., the Tea Party). Content includes ...
pyramid

Pyramids 3D—Wonders of the Old Kingdom

Review Excerpt: In this app, you start with a helicopter view of the plateau where the pyramids, tombs and the Sphinx are located— at Giza near Cairo, Egypt. As you “fly” ...
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Presidents vs. Aliens

Review excerpt: Designed to help you memorize names and facts about the 44 US Presidents? Combining flashcard-like facts with a “break-out” game mechanic, the app doles ...
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Daring Game for Girls

Review excerpt: This one player trivia game for the Wii and DS lets you explore in a virtual town and schoolyard, where you encounter random motivational quotes from famous women mixed ...
obama

President Barack Obama in Pictures

Review excerpt: This 14 page ebook glosses over the life of President Barack Obama, from growing up, to meeting Michelle Robinson, to working in the White House. Each page contains ...
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Mission-US (www.mission-us.org)

Review excerpt: Mission US is a free (grant funded) adventure game that teaches US history. In Mission 1: For Crown or Colony? you help Nat Wheeler, a 14-year-old printer’s apprentice ...
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Celebrating Michelle Obama

Review excerpt: This 14 page ebook for the iPad or iPhone glosses over the life of Michelle Obama, from birth through the White House. Each page contains a fun fact, consisting of a ...
tac

T.A.C. Heroes: The Big Red One

Review excerpt: Following the historical battles of the infantry division The Big Red One, you play through some of the most famous battles of World War II. The game features 72 missions ...
woner

Wonder Rotunda (www.wonderrotunda.com)

Review Excerpt: Great science and ecology content is combined with low levels of interactivity and a didactic presentation in Wonder Rotunda (www.wonderrotunda.com), a subscription-based ...

Can You Recognize this Classic Tech Toy?

JP Dyson of the Strong Museum of Play’s National Center for the History of Electronic Games demonstrates a historic toy that raised the bar in electronic games. He starts by providing ...
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