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Knights and Castles

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Look back to medieval times by learning all about the chivalric orders of knights and the castles that dotted the landscape of the time. Essentially an eBook, this app also includes some interactive elements, some simple games and the facility to easily search through it.

Teacher Review

Encyclopedia Britannica has many apps for mobile devices geared at teaching children about important topics in social studies and science. Upper elementary schoolers looking to explore history will love Knights and Castle. This comprehensive resource includes articles, games, quizzes and multimedia that will support children as they dig into this history topic.
 
This app contains eight traditional encyclopedia articles on topics including “History of Castles,” “Life as a Knight,” and “The Middle Ages.” Each article has images with captions and bold words that children can tap to see the definition. There are dozens of pictures and videos for elementary school students to explore, as well as an interactive map.
 
Kids will love how this interactive textbook lets them learn about history with a tap and swipe of their Android device as opposed to a traditional textbook. The standard educational content is intermixed with a quiz and lots of different games. Kids can play a memory match, jigsaw puzzle and magic square to reinforce what they’ve learned.

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From the Developer

Knights and Castles is the perfect app for getting the facts right, and looks at the rise of the chivalric knight and knightly orders, life inside a medieval castle and further medieval legends all in a really cool and interactive way.

Knights and Castles is suitable for children aged 8 – 12 and has been developed around Britannica’s exclusive curriculum-based content with high quality images and interactive learning games. This app has been specifically designed to help with homework, projects and exams but at the same time children get fun and excitement while learning. Plus as it’s from Britannica you can be sure it’s appropriate and safe for the whole family!

Coverage of the topic includes:

The Middle Ages
History of Castles
Castle Structure
Life in a Castle
History of Knighthood
Life as a Knight
Armour
Knights of Arthurian Legend

Arthurian Figures A-Z – featuring 12 figures including:

Arthur
Elaine
Galahad
Gawain
Geraint
Guinevere
Lancelot
Merlin
Mordred
Morgan Le Fay
Perceval
Tristan and Isolde

Then the fun starts:

Map – With this amazing tool you can locate where you are anywhere in the world. Want to see a castle ruin? It’s easy with our map tool, and you can use the zoom feature to see the location up close.

Jigsaw Puzzles, created from stunning scenes from the apps image library. Break apart the puzzle and have some fun by shaking your device (iPod and iPhone) and then sliding the pieces back into place to complete the puzzle - it’s not as easy as it looks!

Scramble images of impressive castles and glorious paintings in The Magic Square game by shaking your device (iPod and iPhone). Challenge yourself by re-arranging the squares to unscramble the image.

Brush off - brush the layers to reveal parts of a castle structure and then try to guess what they are – how many can you answer correctly?

Test your knowledge on Knights and Castles with the Quiz feature - how much have you learned? But hurry: you must answer quickly as the quiz is timed!

Test your memory with the popular Memory Match game and match up the pairs!

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