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WORLD BOOK - This Day in History for iPad

By Liz Panarelli, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Free app offers historical events, with pics, for each day!

App iPad Free Education
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World Book - This Day in History for iPad is a simple, but solid, app, all the better for being free. The descriptions are encyclopedic -- short enough to be accessible, but with thoughtful nuance and detail. Kids will enjoy seeing what happened around the world on a particular date -- such as their birthdays! The historical events included are from a pretty broad range of topics and countries. The focus is on the United States, but kids are exposed to many different cultures. The photos and occasional audio give the events a little pizzazz. It would be great to be able to search or browse events by category, rather than just looking up days, but that might take away the fun of seeing what tomorrow brings!

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Social Studies: events, historical figures, history
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: collecting data, investigation
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: January 8, 2011
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Software MacKiev
  • Version: 3.0.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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