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Our selection of History apps 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. Check out our list of the best history apps for kids.

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

    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.

    Devices: Android,iOS


    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.

    Devices: Web


    If you haven’t heard of Khan Academy already we encourage you to try this free tool for both students and teachers. You need to know that the app is an extension of the Khan Academy website which is a non-profit, open source educational website with the aim of ‘changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere’.  Using the app you can watch more than 4,300 video lessons on topics including math, science, economics, and humanities either by streaming them from the site or downloading them for later viewing or when you don’t have an Internet connection. The app receives a 5 star EAS Certification and the EAS Recommended status.

    Devices: Android,iOS


    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: iOS


    GCSEPod is not just the app but an extremely comprehensive gateway to an excellent array of useful learning and revision materials for a large variety of GCSE courses across exam boards which is kept current for the recent changes.

    Devices: Android,iOS


    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: iOS


    ‘Show me the money’ is an app developed by the Y Factory and is based on the bestselling book from DK Publishing. The book sold over 160,000 copies in 18 countries. The app explores how money has changed through the ages, how banknotes have been produced and protected against forgery. It also covers how credit cards were born and much more. The app is an interactive guide with dynamic graphics which brings the content to life. The app is a good tool to teach children about the fascinating and multifaceted subject of money. The app is recommended for ages 9 to 11.

    Devices: iOS


    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,iOS


    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,iOS


    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: iOS


    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,iOS


    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. 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. 

    Devices: Android,iOS


    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: iOS


    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: iOS


    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,iOS


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

    Devices: Android,iOS


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

    Devices: Android,iOS


    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.

    Devices: iOS


    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,iOS


    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: iOS


    Chronological presentation of historical topics and events from the Wikipedia.

    Devices: Android


    CHRONICA Module 'World War II'
    This is the ENGLISH Version of a detailed timeline of World War II.

    Devices: Android


    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.

    Devices: Android,iOS