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!
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.
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.