Monday, 30 April 2012

Apps for History in Primary Education


Children's British History Encyclopedia: £2.99

Learn about the history of the British Isles from the Mesolithic period up to the year 2000. Access over 100 pages of child-friendly information about the main events and important people that lived in each period of British history! View detailed timelines that give you a chronological overview of when key moments in the history of Britain happened! Find out some top tips for how teach outstanding ICT and history lessons using the encyclopedia!

Biography - A Journey With History's Most Influential People: £1.49

The book about people who changed the world. Every century had eminent people who amazed the society with their talents, inventions and discoveries. They made the world we live in today. 100 biographies of eminent people of all time.

Britannica Kids - Ancient Rome: £4.99

Ancient Rome is the perfect app for exploring the rich history of Ancient Rome. Learn all about the fascinating rise of the Roman Empire, the Caesars, the Gladiators and the Roman Republic in fun, engaging and interactive way.

Britannica Kids - Ancient Rome: £4.99

Ancient Egypt is the perfect app for exploring the secrets of hieroglyphics, mummification, the Pyramids, Tutankhamen, Cleopatra and other popular Egyptian topics. Learn and play at the same time through a variety of games like memory match, Jigsaw Puzzles, and the magic Square.

Britannica Kids - Aztecs: £4.99

Aztec Empire is the perfect app for learning about the rise of the ancient civilisation founded by nomadic farmers to the reign of Montezuma and eventual fall to Hernan Cortes in a really cool and interactive way. The app has been developed around Britannica's exclusive curriculum-based content with high quality images, videos and interactive learning games.

Streetmuseum: Londinium: FREE

The app directs users to locations from Roman London where you can 'excavate' finds, using your finger to dig and gradually reveal ancient artefacts where they where originally found. Key roman sites such as the amphitheatre and Temple of Mithras have been brought to life through augmented reality video.

Virtual History ROMA: £6.99

Mondadori presents a fantastic voyage to Ancient Rome, the capital of the largest empire in the ancient world, which has been reconstructed in virtual form and which you can explore in a “full-immersion” panoramic experience.

British Library Treasures: £3.99

‘Treasures’, the British Library’s first app for iPhone and iPad, makes it possible to explore some of the Library’s rarest and most extraordinary written and printed material. The app includes over 100 highlights from our collections, including literary, historical, music-related and scientific documents - alongside illuminated manuscripts and sacred texts. Each is presented through high-resolution images.

History: Maps of the World: FREE

"History:Maps of World" is a fun and educational collection of high-resolution historical maps.
Check it out to keep up with your history, learn something about history.

Timeline World War 2 with Dan Snow: £4.99

A stunning zoomable timeline of the entire war, over 2000 events filterable to show key personalities, battles, locations and more
- Over 100 contemporary British Pathe and other newsreel videos, with full AirPlay support, many with an additional commentary by Dan Snow
- A detailed day-by-day view of the war, showing the full detail and location for every key event
- A dynamic map of the war, showing invasions, occupations, allegiances, fronts and country boundary changes – the only such timeline map anywhere in the world

Ansel and Clair Cretaceous Dinosaurs: £1.49

Ansel & Clair meet a paleontologist who helps them uncover fossils from the Cretaceous period. Ansel & Clair then travel back in time to Cretaceous period where they learn a variety of different concepts and contextual subjects including:
-Science, such as the extinction of dinosaurs
-Geography of the Cretaceous period, such as Gondwanaland and Laurasia
-Geology, such as types of rocks
-And of course zoology, such as the different dinosaurs

Timeline Eons: £5.99

A graphic representation of the entire natural and human history. Scrollable timeline thousands of times longer than the Earth's circumference. Editable time range that can span trillions of years into both the past and the future. Zoomable timeline that can display dates and times down to a fraction of a second.

Medieval Life: £2.99

This app brings together sights, sounds, text, and photos of Medieval Life. Learn about banners and knights in Castle life.
Learn about Vikings, their life, their religion, their diet.
What about Cathedrals and the different architectural components? Towns and Farms and the various roles that people took on to make Medieval life possible.


  1. I reccomend this Timeline Eons app, a graphic representation of the entire natural and human history:

    1. Thanks Feldspar I've added it to the list.