Apps for History
Rory's Story Cubes is a virtual set of decision making dice. Great for idea generation and creative writing.
Expensive but well worth it. A wealth of content complements this virtual tour of the Pyramids of Giza.
HISTORY: MAPS OF THE WORLD
An excellent resource that can we used to see the world of the past at crucial moments in our history.
Astoundingly detailed resource from historian Dan Snow. A must for those studying the Second World War.
Great app on Roman London that includes a neat archaeological dig feature as well as nice interacive maps.
An excellent tool for displaying multimedia, historical timelines in eye-catching 3D.
Well presented (and free) virtual coin gallery by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
TODAY IN HISTORY
Simple but efficient. Contains historical facts according to the date. Wikipedia links included.
HISTORY TODAY MAGAZINE
iPad edition of the noted historical publication. One free edition included without subscription.
Impressively detailed, interactive timeline that covers a truly enormous range of events. One of the very best apps for history teachers.
The most comprehensive app of its type. Includes typewriter and calculator functions.
Discover historical images across the globe and even overlay them on the present day scene. Created in association with Google.
WORLD HISTORY DOCUMENTS
A directory of 350 important historical documents, categorised by period.
LITTLE BIG HISTORY
Ambitiously detailed interactive timeline of the whole of history. What it lacks in depth it makes up for in breadth.
LIFE AND DEATH IN POMPEII AND HERCULANEUM
British Museum app exploring the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Well presented.
Appealing presentation makes this the most child-friendly app of its kind with impressive depth including images and maps.
Natural History Museum app that makes up for a somewhat clunky interface with a wide range of information.
GLORY OF INDIA
Nice portal to a wealth of information about Indian history. Good range of images and maps included.
GLOBAL HISTORY REGENTS BUDDY
Fantastic learning tool that provides all the elements for entire lessons including quizzes, video links and a lot more.
ANCIENT GREECE BY KIDS DISCOVER
Stunning app with fantastic interactivity and variety. Part of a suite by Kids Discover.
HISTORY FOR KIDS
Great app with a decent range of periods covered. Perfect for younger learners.
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NB: not all apps are available in all regions