Social Studies or History apps are a section of iTunes that is starting to grow. There are several map apps based on Google Maps. Apps can contain a variety of historical information. Some apps have speeches, some have audio or video, and some have notes from that day.

The video below is a demonstration of National Geographic World Atlas HD.




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MyCongress
MyCongress is a portal to detailed information about your elected U.S. Congressional officials. Track their news, video and Twitter feeds. Look up their official Open Congress profile or contact them directly. MyCongress helps you get in touch with your government.

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Constitution for iPAD
Senator Sam Ervin pulled one out of his pocket during the Watergate Hearings... Now prepare to own any legal debate with a copy of the US Constitution on your iPad!
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Barack Obama's Inaugural Address, 2009
Obama has been greatly influenced by the words of Abraham Lincoln and Ralph Waldo Emerson, who have helped shaped his political thinking and philosophy. This collection includes their most memorable and influential speeches and essays along with Obama's historic inaugural address.

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Lincoln Letters (Lite)
This is Vook's free version of Abraham Lincoln's "Lincoln Letters." In this abridged edition, 1 of the 4 chapters are presented. There is a full version available with more information that costs $1.99.

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HistoryTools
HistoryTools is a free app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch that lists all the famous and infamous people who were born or died on each day of the year, major news events that occurred on each day, plus feast days of saints and holidays and celebrations around the world. Users can enter their own events which will be added to the program.

HistoryTools helps kick-start ideas for writers and is a great help to students who wish to convince their teachers that they are among the smartest and most interesting in the class. It is a godsend to journalists, editors, speechwriters, novelists, non fiction writers, advertising copywriters, publicists, screenwriters, playwrights or anyone with writer¹s block.

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World Book - This Day in History for iPAD
This Day in History for iPad is an interactive multimedia calendar that displays historical events for the current day or any selected day, along with related media such as photos, illustrations, music, and speeches. You can hear the national anthems of countries on the day they became a nation, listen to presidents’ speeches on the anniversaries of their inaugurations, and play sound clips from famous artists on their birthdays.

Background text that appears for each event concentrates on interesting aspects that you might not know. For example, did you know that Vermont was an independent republic for 14 years before becoming a state and that George Washington at one point considered sending troops to overthrow the Vermont government? Each event also has at least one picture for every event, so you can experience the people and places making each day in history famous. The journey begins here, each and every day.

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Battle of Gettysburg
60 high quality photos and drawings, 10 maps, 10 first-hand accounts and a six minute movie summary bring to life the most important battle in American History. The program includes a reading of the Gettysburg Address, delivered by President Lincoln, at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. This program is excerpted from the larger "Civil War: America’s Epic Struggle", also available from MultiEducator, Inc.

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Constitution and Federalist Papers
Our CONSTITUTION and THE FEDERALIST PAPERS is the best way to learn about the Constitution of the United States. Not only does the app include the full text of the Constitution, the product also features an explanation of each and every clause, as well as commentary on each of the amendments. The complete text of all 85 of the Federalist papers in also included. Program users can will enjoy photos of the authentic Constitution document. Using the unique capabilities of the iPad/iPhone you can zoom in on any part of the actual Constitution. A brief history of the writing of the Constitution and the Federalist papers is also included. You can create a "favorites" section or even e-mail your "favorites" section to a friend. MultiEducator brings the experience it has gained from twenty years of developing American history products to help you learn about the Constitution on your Apple mobile device.

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American Revolution Interactive Timeline for iPAD
Designed specifically for iPad, the app offers beautiful imagery, video, and information through an interactive, zoomable timeline showcasing artwork, weapons, clothing, objects, and manuscripts from the Center’s collection. Image captions and video podcasts provide an overview of key milestones of the American Revolution.

The app offers an informative and entertaining experience that will be enjoyed by history lovers, parents, students, and teachers. A version of the timeline is also available on the Center’s website, www.AmericanRevolutionCenter.org.

FEATURES:
• Over 70 photographs that can be enlarged and manipulated
• Informative captions describing the Revolutionary-War objects
• Engaging information describing key moments in the American Revolution provided as caption descriptions
• Video podcasts describing the history and provenance of select items
• Does not require a network connection

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Civil War America's Epic Struggle
Civil War: America's Epic Struggle Features over 1,000 high-res photos, more than an hour of multimedia presentations, in excess of 100 authentic maps, dozens of first hand accounts, and numerous text articles and biographies, it provides instantaneous access to information on every aspect of the war. The app automatically optimizes images and text depending upon the display: iPad, Retina, or iPhone; portrait or landscape orientation.

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$4.99

3D National Parks LITE
Take a three-dimensional journey through the United States National Parks. This 3D presentation of the beauty and natural wonder of America's greatest treasures was created especially for the new iPad. Photographed in both 2D and 3D, these pictures portray the best that the U.S. Park System has to offer.These colorful images become more eye-catching in real 3D. Red/cyan glasses are required to view them as 3-D though each scene is alternately presented in normal two dimensions as well.
The LITE version has two national parks. The Full version has 28 national parks

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U.S. Geography by Discovery Education iPAD Edition
Students and adults alike can explore the United States from multimedia content hand picked by Discovery Education experts and directly aligned to national curriculum standards. The most comprehensive U.S. Geography app in the App Store challenges you to earn 126 unique achievements as well as daily medallions for every week you play. Find your friends in the app, compete in 42 different challenges, and see how you rank against the rest of the world!

Although the app supplements students studying U.S. Geography in the classroom, it is also equally enjoyable for people of all ages and backgrounds. Watch a video about Yellowstone National Park and challenge yourself to identify Wyoming on a map. If you've always been curious about geography and looking for a new way to experience America, this app is for you!

You are also treated to dozens of Discovery News stories, updated frequently and addressing topics like the Earth, archeology and dinosaurs. The stories are often published to coincide with current events -- a great way to stay up to date on the world around you.

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Westward Expansion
United States History Unit: Westward Expansion
Explore the westward expansion of United States history in the 1800s:

1. Journey on the Lewis & Clark expedition
2. Match territories acquired by the U.S.
3. Learn about the causes and effects of the westward expansion

Features
- Interactive Maps
- Scrollable Timelines
- Historical Figures & Events
- Label the States
- Review Questions

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MapProjector
MapProjector displays a live maps and satellite Imagery from your iPAD to a LCD TV or a projector. MapProjector creates an unlimited maps with unlimited landmarks that can be zoomed in and out of.

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$1.99

States XL
Do you ask yourself sometimes, where in the USA is this state and what is its capital? This application shows each state of the USA on the map. Either select it from the list or jump around randomly. Search for 2 letter code is supported

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History Maps
History: Maps of the World is a collection of high-resolution historical maps.
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Atlas HD - Map Collectection for iPAD
All the maps of the World will be easily accessible anytime.

Featuring :

- America (North America, United States, Central America and South America)
- Europe
- Africa
- Russia
- Asia
- Oceania

Extras :

- Time zones
- Continents map
- Large world map
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United States Puzzle Map
United States puzzle map game will help you to learn the map’s shape and name of every state. In main game, touch state map you can see the full name; You need to drag the state map to the correct position, when you drag all state maps to its position, you win. Trivia game is designed for you to memorize better the states’ map name and shape.
Main function:
1. Very fun game to learn USA states map by drag the picture.
2. Main game has three levels. First level has the outline tips, have abbreviation of states. Second level has no outline tips and has abbreviation of states. Third level has no outline and abbreviation tips.
3. Trivia game will random to create the three options for every states map. Once answer is wrong, correct answer will prompt.
4. Main game has game time tips and best record.
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$2.99

Europe Puzzle Map
Europe puzzle map game will help you to learn country map’s shape and name of Europe. In main game, touch country map you can see the full name; you need to drag the country map to the correct position, when you drag all maps to its position, you win. Trivia game is designed for you to memorize better the country map name and shape.

Main function:
1. Very fun game to learn Europe country maps by drag the picture.
2. Main game has three levels. First level has the outline tips, have abbreviation of country. Second level has no outline tips and has abbreviation of country. Third level has no outline and abbreviation tips.
3. Trivia game will random to create the three options for every country map. Once answer is wrong, correct answer will prompt.
4. Main game has game time tips and best record.
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$2.99

China Puzzle Map
China puzzle map game will help you to learn the map’s shape and name of every province. You need to drag the province map to the correct position, when you drag all province maps to its position, you win. Trivia game is designed for you to memorize better the province’s map name and shape.

Main function:
1. Very fun game to learn China province map by drag the picture.
2. Main game has three levels. First level has the outline tips, have name of province. Second level has no outline tips and has name of province. Third level has no outline and name tips.
3. Trivia game will random to create three options for every province map. If answer is wrong, correct answer will prompt.

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$1.99

Japan Puzzle Map
Japan puzzle map game will help you to learn every administrative region map’s shape and name of Japan. In main game, touch region map you can see the full name; you need to drag the region map to the corresponding position, when you drag all maps to its position, you will win. Trivia game is designed for you to better memorize the region map name and shape.

Main function:
1. Very fun game to learn Japan country maps by drag the picture.
2. Main game has two levels. First level has the outline tips. Second level has no outline tips.
3. Trivia game will random create the three options for every administrative region map. Once answer is wrong, correct answer will prompt.
$2.99
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Geo Photo Explorer
Spend hours exploring the world through geo located photos. This application provides an easy way to explore, organize, manage photo galleries and share photos from Google Panoramio and Flick. Recommended for all virtual tourists.

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Stack the States Lite
Stack the States makes learning about the 50 states fun! Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game!

As you learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated states anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of states that reaches the checkered line to win each level.

You earn a random state for every successfully completed level. All of your states appear on your own personalized map of the United States.

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Stack the Sates
Stack the States makes learning about the 50 states fun! Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game!

As you learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated states anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of states that reaches the checkered line to win each level.

You earn a random state for every successfully completed level. All of your states appear on your own personalized map of the United States. Try to collect all 50! As you earn more states, you begin to unlock the three free bonus games: Pile Up, Puzzler and Capital Drop.

HAVE FUN LEARNING ALL ABOUT THE 50 STATES:
⚫ Capitals
⚫ State shapes
⚫ Abbreviations
⚫ Bordering states
⚫ Location on the map
⚫ Nicknames

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Stack the Countries
Stack the Countries makes learning about the world fun! Watch the countries actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game!

As you learn country capitals, landmarks, geographic locations and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated countries anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of countries that reaches the checkered line to win each level.

HAVE FUN LEARNING ALL ABOUT THE COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD:
⚫ Capitals
⚫ Landmarks
⚫ Major Cities
⚫ Continents
⚫ Border Countries
⚫ Languages
⚫ Flags
⚫ Country Shapes

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We Rule Quests
Welcome to the all new We Rule Quests. Complete quests to earn sweet rewards, such as exclusive kingdom decor, XP and Coins. New quests added weekly!

YOUR QUESTS
Prove you're the ultimate We Ruler. Explore your We Rule world: Take quests through friends' kingdoms to score exclusive loot.

YOUR KINGDOM
Create a kingdom of your very own from hundreds of unique buildings and decorations. Build everything from farms and windmills to serpent lairs and jousting arenas. Need more real estate? Expand your lands with realms!
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We City
From the team that brought you We Rule and We Farm, create your own We City from over 100 unique buildings and decorations. Bodybuilders, fry cooks and fashionistas take to your city's streets with each building you add. Helicopters soar through your skies. And share your bustling city with your friends!

BUILD YOUR CITY
Line your streets with cafes, salons, apartments, hospitals, hot dog stands and MORE! Each building welcomes a new citizen to your city.

COMPLETE CONTROL
Easily redesign your city whenever you want. Create a fast-food paradise, then transform it into a city filled with lush parks.

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Offline Topo Maps
Offline Topo Maps is now totally free. Compare the functionality, speed, and ease-of-use of Offline Topo Maps to any paid topo app.

Offline Topo Maps helps you find your way even when you aren't connected. The app provides topo and road maps, as well as features useful for hiking, camping, biking, and other outdoor sports

  • download maps of the entire world
- detailed MyTopo maps covering US/Canada
- international CloudMade shaded relief and road maps
- OpenStreetMap road maps
- CloudMade international cycle/topo maps

  • mark waypoints and get guidance to and from places

  • use metric, imperial, or nautical units

  • display coordinates in Decimal, UTM, MGRS, DMS, or Decimal Minutes

  • fully auto-rotatable for widescreen maps and other views
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National Geographic Magazine
National Geographic magazine has covered “The world and all that is in it” since 1888. From ground-breaking photography to in-depth reporting of the environment, cultures, natural sciences, archaeology, geography, and much more, the monthly magazine has expanded horizons for generations. The National Geographic magazine iPad App expands this tradition with the power of digital publishing. Now, NG’s iPad App delivers the content from the print edition—enhanced with unique interactive elements in a re-designed layout optimized for reading on the iPad.

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ABC News
The ABC News interactive globe gives you a new way to dive deeper into the stories that matter most to you.

Information Gets Interactive:
SPIN the globe with a swipe of your finger
SHAKE your iPad to shuffle the articles and videos
TOUCH any image to read or watch the day’s news
FILTER the globe by selecting your favorite topic or show
SAVE stories to “My Favorites” to read when you are offline and on the go
SHARE the buzziest stories through Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail
ENGAGE with the ABC News coverage you’ve come to trust on our fully optimized site for your iPad
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CBS News
CBS News for the iPad keeps you updated on breaking news and the latest developing stories from around the world. Browse and search categories including U.S. News, World, Politics, Science/Technology, Health, Entertainment, Moneywatch, Sports, Crime, and Opinion. Stay well-informed on all today’s most relevant and timely topics.

Read stories or watch video from CBS Shows such as CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Early Show, 48 Hours | Mystery, Sunday Morning, Face the Nation, and Up to the Minute

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