Best of the Best: Social Science Apps

This year, we highlighted apps recommended by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).  AASL considers these to be some of the Best Apps for Teaching & Learning.  As a recap, we’ve resorted them into their five categories and will feature one list per week for the next five weeks. 

This week, we focus on the Social Science apps:



Duolingo is a game that teaches users a foreign language – points for translating correctly!

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Historypin lets users put their pictures on the map – and compare to pictures from the past that were taken in the same location.

Civil War


Civil War by KIDS DISCOVER interacts with users through nonfiction readings, battlefield visits, and info about the key players of the Civil War.



Umano saves users’ time by reading their news stories out loud!

More Best of the Best Apps: STEMBooks, Organization & Management, and Content Creation.