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Our selection of History resources covers every period so if you are mad about Kings, fascinated by the Battles or interested in learning about the historical events here is your place to start. Read our list of the best history apps and history websites for students to engage with interactive stories, timelines, games and resources to learn about the wonders of the past.

Enter ancient worlds, meet famous people and discover fascinating facts by exploring a wide selection of historical games and apps.

It explores the following areas:

  • Ancient History - explore ancient civilisations through apps
  • World History - learn the importance of world cultures from Africa to South America
  • British History - explore the different stages of British history through apps
  • Hands on History - get children and adults involved with our fun history apps

    The Walking Classroom Podcasts' Science, Language, and Social Studies content is aimed at the US Grades of 3 to 8 which covers children aged 8 to 12. The podcasts are accessible on most devices with dedicated apps for Android and iOS devices and a web-based version for other platforms, including desktops. The app is free to download and comes with a selection of podcasts. The full content is unlocked by subscribing to the service.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Queen's Beasts is a history app structured around the heraldry and lineage of Britain's current monarch.  It is useful for general interest or as a reference for history students. Queen's Beasts app is available for a single one-off purchase price on Android and iOS.  The style and presentation of the app's content make it most suitable for students over the age of 11.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Learnie is a unique learning app that enables students and teachers to learn in a fun, fast and engaging way. The application provides micro-learning sessions on a variety of topics in short 30 second bursts including questions, dedicated subject specialists and high-quality video. The application is suitable for students 12 years and above and is free to download through the App Store and Google Play. The application is compatible with mobile and tablets devices and also has a wonderful dedicated web version.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    ABCya is a free educational games website for kids that organizes games by grade level (pre-K through 6+) and subject categories, including letters, numbers, holiday games, and more. ABCya.com is visited by millions of kids, parents, and teachers each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Versatile is one word to describe the ABCya learning games included in this app. They work across every mainstream device, they cover multiple educational topics, and deliver a broad range of game styles to test and develop children's learning. Excellent would be another word. Games are also available on mobile devices with the subscription.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    EDSITEment offers free resources for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality K-12 humanities education materials in the subject areas of history and social studies, literature and language arts, foreign languages, arts, and culture.

    Devices: Web


    This web-based application has a ‘word of the week’ section that contains four words which have a video presentation for each. The video presentations are similar to the famous RSA animated ‘TedTalks’ of Ken Robinson. Each word has a story which is both commentated on and animated by an illustrator during the commentary, this helps identify its definition in the context of everyday use. The videos are brief, under a minute, and suggestions of how these can be incorporated into lessons are provided.

    Devices: Web


    USATestprep is a web-based app that works on all computers and devices with a modern web browser.  It is designed to help to prepare children for tests in a variety of subjects.  It contains monitoring and assessment tools for teachers as well as learning resources such as a videos and games for students.

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    Khan Academy is a free website and educational app that includes thousands of educational videos covering math, science, art history, and other subjects. Khan Academy is a reliable and highly useful source of academic learning. Khan Academy helps to improve cognitive development, critical thinking skills and can be used in the classroom to aid in engagement. Khan Academy download is available for iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android devices as well as on desktop (PCs, laptops and Mac computers). Khan Academy is totally free – free of any advertisements too – and offers a great learning experience.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Educating young children about the holocaust is a difficult task.  This app tells a story that provides a superb introduction to the subject and can form the basis for parents and teachers to introduce the facts about the time and events.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    GCSEPod has over 3,500 teacher-written, audio-visual podcasts produced specifically for mobile devices and containing all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and annotated diagrams that learners need for GCSE success. GCSEPod podcasts are designed for mobile devices so it’s like carrying a huge pile of textbooks and revision guides around with you everywhere. The GCSEPod can be viewed on mobiles, tablets and PCs and the podcasts can be downloaded for offline viewing.  The podcasts are also mapped to the curriculum and are designed to support students in the classroom, with their homework and during exam time. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    This easy to navigate app combines superb digital portraits of Britain’s royal family through time with well written and child-friendly descriptions of their characters and deeds.  It makes a useful reference app or an interesting general reading experience.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Revise at home, in class, or on the go with this question and answer app.  Covering the majority of subjects in the GCSE, iGCSE and A Level exams, Gojimo tests and provides helpful hints too.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    This app provides a collection of multiple choice quizzes for the history topics commonly covered by the Key Stage 2 curriculum.  A number of the subjects are based on the developer’s other apps that cover such areas as the Romans and World War One. Twelve topics are covered each consisting of 10 questions.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    The Great Inventors is a fantastic looking app that encourages children’s curiosity to learn about the most important inventions and those who made them a reality.  With all text also spoken this app is ideal for young children as they start to learn about history.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    This app adds a few extras to what is basically an eBook about the Vikings.  Animated pages and elements of interactivity provide extra interest and could encourage children to read and learn more about the history of the Scandinavian invaders of Britain.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    BrainPOP Jr. is a free educational games portal that will suit the classroom learning environment or will do well to support extended learning at home. BrainPOP Jr app is free to download for iOS and Android devices and is suitable for children of all ages. BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week provides students will fun and educational movies every week. This app helps develop cognitive skills, life skills, critical thinking and emotional development. BrainPOP Jr. is the digital educational equivalent of trivial pursuit, and equally as fun! All subject areas have been split into subcategories and for each subcategory BrainPOP Jr. have created beautifully animated video’s with accompany quiz testing features with varying levels of difficulty, a cartoon to accompany each subject area, and if that wasn’t enough a subject relative joke has also been included. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Not particularly varied but, nevertheless, an interesting and fun way to learn more about Roman artifacts; this app is a game where children must match a picture of a Roman item with a written description.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    GCSE World History Prep Flashcards is a helpful revision aid that can be used anywhere. Great for quick sessions on the bus, or just before going to bed, this app will help you form quick associations between a key term and its meaning. More progress tracking options would be a great plus, but this app has received an EAS Certification of 5 Stars.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    This app is essentially an eBook about the Roman Empire.  Well written with excellent pictures and a few added on interactive activities, this app works well for those wanting to read more about this time in history.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    This is a simple, but highly effective app which has achieved 5 stars in our Certification.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    This is a simple, but highly effective app which has achieved 5 stars in our Certification.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Stroll through our glorious past with World Historical Places.

    Devices: Android


    The more you know, the more you know! BrainPOP creates cross curricular animated, educational content that captivates students, supports teachers, and adds excitement to lessons. In primary and secondary classrooms, on mobile devices, and at home, BrainPOP’s award winning resources explain the world using animated videos, educational games, interactive quizzes, and online activities. BrainPOP uk is free to download from the App Store for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad). 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    This app is a narrated and embellished timeline taking its user through the time of World War One.  It uses both written and narrated methods of teaching about the war as well as some animations for further explanation.  It is not highly detailed but gives a broad overview.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Key events and times from the history of the world are animated and read out to children as they progress through this well made, albeit short, app.  From pre-history to the twentieth century, children get to see how the world has changed as the centuries have passed.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad