Presidents’ Day, or as many schools refer to it, Presidents’ Week, is here and Teachers With Apps would like to share some Presidential apps that can inform your kids about our wonderful nation’s leaders. Presidents’ Day is an American only holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885, in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. The holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, to create more three-day weekends for the workers. Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present. Happy Birthday George and Abe! And the same to all the others!
America’s Presidents by Smithsonian Institution – From the Gallery’s walls to the iPad’s screen… take a new and exciting journey through American history. The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery is the only Museum of its kind in the United States to combine American history, biography and art. It houses the nation’s only complete collection of presidential portraits outside of the White House. For the first time, on iPad, you can have an unprecedented interactive journey through the National Portrait Gallery’s iconic American Presidential collection. From George Washington to Barack Obama, experience an interactive guide to our nation’s Presidents. Vote for your favorite Presidential portrait. Share your vote with friends on Facebook and discover the Nation’s favorite portrait on the leader board. Your vote counts!
The White House by The White House – The official White House app brings you the latest from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This includes news from the White House blog and press briefing room, photo and video archives, and live streams of events around the Country with President Barack Obama and administrative officials. Use the official White House app to stay up on current news. The app is simple, there are no flashy splash pages, colorful backgrounds, or unnecessary animations. There are six categories, Blog, Briefing Room, Photos, Videos, Live feeds, and Favorites, each section lists current, published information from its respective categories.
Studacy – U.S. Presidents by Studacy – Nicolas Spehler – Learn about U.S. Presidents in a beautiful way with Studacy for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad! With its unique design, Studacy is the best app to improve your knowledge about American Presidents. Study and get detailed information about the 44 U.S. Presidents. Read fun facts, famous quotes and their biographies. Play quiz games and score more than 50% to earn fun achievements on Game Center! Make it to the top of the leaderboards, share your achievements on Facebook & Twitter and challenge your friends on Game Center. Shake your device on the home screen to shuffle and get a new presidential quote! Made for students, teachers and lovers of American history!
Presidents Quizzer by Supergonk Ltd. – How much do you know about the Presidents of the United States? Play this fun, quick-fire quiz game to learn who they were and how they changed the world. Answer correctly before time runs out or it’s game over! Gradually improve your knowledge of history, and prove to your friends that you’re the ultimate US patriot! Learn to identify the Presidents and Vice Presidents from their photograph. Answer general knowledge questions about the Presidents, and the United States as a whole. Teach yourself which political party the Presidents are loyal to, learn the birth places of notable US politicians, improve your knowledge of the geography of the US, including State capitals and the biggest cities. Power-ups! Use “Freeze” to stop the timer. “Skip” to jump to the next question and “Remove” to blast away a wrong answer! A patriotic audio track accompanies detailed graphics and animations. USA Presidents is a fun flash card application.
Disney American Presidents by Disney – Take a seat in the Oval Office and flip through the Unofficial Oval Office Scrapbook, where some of the most important, and sometimes most surprising, presidential milestones are recorded. This dynamic and playful historic journey is packed with educational content, from homesteading to civil rights, from trust busting to bailouts. Moving through curriculum-based eras from Washington to Obama. You’ll realize that history is so much more than dates and documents – it’s the dynamic story of the real men and women who together built our country.
Presidents Revealed by The American History Guild – Presidents Revealed is both educational and entertaining. Written in a “who done it” style so as not to “reveal” the president, the reader will be challenged to surmise which president the story is about while discovering that even long forgotten presidents still influence our lives today. The app itself is beautifully designed and features all original illustrations by the nationally known artist Zach Franzen. Each story has two versions – a “Quick Read” for those pressed for time and a “Read” for those who savor more intimate detail. Great illustrations and an abbreviated audio version make this a stand-out app.
Presidents vs. Aliens by Dan Russell-Pinson – This classic app take a different approach and makes learning about the presidents out of this world! As you learn presidential facts, quotes, nicknames and historical events, you can use your knowledge to help the presidents defeat the aliens. Fling the presidents at the aliens to knock them down. Use the many special objects and “Executive Powers” to increase the fun! Made by the developer of the popular Stack the States geography app.