A lot or a little?
Parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Revolutionary War is an educational app that recounts the founding of America. The app offers reams of information -- so much that it might be overwhelming for some. It includes the complete text of the Journals of the Constitutional Congress, along with dozens of biographies of the most war's most influential and memorable players. Despite the fact that it's focused on a war, the violence is rather sterile (videos recounting battles do so via a map, rather than with re-enactment actors).
Is it any good?
Most people don't look too much further than the BBQ or pool on July 4, but the REVOLUTIONARY WAR app puts the story of the War of Independence in perspective, offering a mix of informational essays with videos, biographies, and original documents in the form of the Journals of the Constitutional Congress. It's good for kids and a nice refresher for adults who have forgotten their grade-school history. The app is laid out fairly well, but parts of it seem rushed. Freezes and crashes happen occasionally and some of the graphics are more simplistic than they should be. At the time of this review the $4.99 price is about a dollar more expensive than we'd prefer, but as an educational tool, it's first rate.
For kids who love to learn about history
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