If you could use extra help to spruce up any subject, geography and history would be high up on your list. This big list of free history & geography learning sites & apps will help bring the subjects to life.
Incorporating resources online and using apps for history and geography can help us all out with subjects we have difficulty understanding or enjoying.
Interactive methods on smart devices or computers can make even the dullest of subjects a bit more fun and a lot more engaging. Since there is no escape from technology in our world, we can embrace their benefits to help us teach our kids.
I see no problem at all in still using the old school methods of geography like globes and timelines in history. I am all for those. but a combination of the old and new can provide kids with an overall experience in history and geography that is lasting.
This big list of free history & geography learning sites & apps will be great for full lessons or to weave them alongside your lessons.
FREE History Apps:
World Book- This Day in History for iPad (ipad, age 4+) – This is a multimedia calendar that displays historical events for the current day or selected day (also has photos, illustrations, music, and speeches).
Historical Calendar (Android, iPad, iPhone Free age 12+) – History fun facts app. You can look up keywords for locating specific moments, its available in 50 languages, and ability to share.
Timeline – World history (iPad, iPhone, age 12+) – Over 140 timelines with illustrated history, surprising facts, and amazing details.
The Presidents – Flash Cards (ages 4+ iphone, ipad) – Help your kids learn all about the U.S. Presidents.
World History Trivia Quiz (ages 4+, iphone, ipad) – These are general history quizzes, questions, and historical facts.
Learn World History Kids – Kids will learn world history from the beginnings of civilization through 1900
World History SMART Dictionary (ages 4+) – This offline World History Dictionary will introduce you to historical rulers, civil wars like American Civil War, major revolutions like French Revolution, important Historical Events, World War, Greek History, Indian History and more.
World’s Amazing Facts – Learn all types of amazing information that may surprise you.
FREE History Learning Sites:
History.com – The HISTORY Classroom offers resources for teachers, parents, and students including education guides, learning tools, and links to educational content.
History for kids – This free site has cool games, videos, worksheets on many historical events that will help you understand those that have gone before us.
KidCitizen – Kids can explore Congress and civic engagement through primary sources.
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture – Teach your students all about African American History.
Library of Congress – This site is a library full of American history and even has an “Ask the Library” option.
Smithsonian’s History Explorer – This history information site is full of distance learning sources, lessons, and activities.
A Book in Time – Teach history in your homeschool with these awesome kids crafts, online games, maps, timelines, & more.
FREE Geography Apps:
Planet Geo – Fun Games of World Geography for Kids (Ages 4+, iphone, ipad) – Contains 6 games with puzzles, flags games, cities and capitals activities, and more.
GeoBee Challenge by NatGeo (iphone, ipad, ages 4+) – This game is not for beginners to technology but it is made for kids from ages 4 to 8. Kids can study on the National Geographic site then head over to GeoBee for interactive fun.
TapQuiz Maps World Edition – Use map quizzes to help your kids easily master geography.
World Citizen: Country, Capital & Flag Trivia – World Citizen is a quiz game that will help you learn countries, capitals, and flags of the world.
Countries of the World – Help kids learn about the countries of the world – capitals, populations, languages, GDPs, religions, flags & more.
Learn World Geography (iphone, ipad, ages 4+) – The app includes 1,000 flashcards for maps, flags, capitals, stats, and more.
Google Earth – If you haven’t tried Google Earth for geography you are missing out. Your homeschool can use this to explore the whole world from above with 3D satellite imagery.
Geo Touch: Learn Geography (iPhone, iPad) – Players in this game app, place countries into a map like pieces in a puzzle.
Geo Flags Academy (Android, iPhone, iPad) – The resource app to study flags helps kids learn about countries.
World Geography Quiz Game (Android, iPhone, iPad) – Use this app to locate benchmarks like rivers, mountains, mountain ranges, lakes, seas, islands, peninsulas, capes, gulfs, straits, canals, plains, depressions, and more.
StudyGe – Study and memorize all about geography, capitals, flags, countries, and more.
FREE Geography Learning Sites:
National Geographic – This is my favorite geographical site and is full of amazing information – if you can get past the reference of “millions of years ago.” It teaches kids about the world and how it works, empowering them to succeed, and to make it a better place.
Mr. Donn’s Geography – You do not want to miss Mr. Donn’s Geography lesson plans, games, and presentations to share with your homeschool.
Project Explorer – This interactive site helps kids explore and travel the world through the eyes of traveling storytellers.
50 States – Everything you need to know about the 50States including study tools, quizzes, and interactive activities.
Geography 4 Kids – The site is an introduction to the earth sciences that includes topics on the Earth’s structure, atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and more.
Seterra – This site holds 400 free map quiz games in 39 languages to learn geography in an easy and fun way.
Grab these additional learning resources for history in your homeschool.
American History Study Games | Student Handouts
Online History Lessons: Curriculum, Printables, And Videos | Adventures of Kids Creative Chaos
51 Great Online Resources for History Teachers | DailyHistory.org
US History | Khan Academy
World History | Khan Academy
FREE Printable U.S. State Unit Study | How to Homeschool for FREE
Grab these additional learning resources for geography in your homeschool.
Geography Resources | Homeschool Creations
World Geography for High Schoolers | Harmony Fin Arts at Home
Geography and Cultures FREE Download | Hebrews 110
FREE Geography Resources | Education.com
5 Geography YouTube Channels to Make Homeschooling Come to Life | iHomeschoolNetwork
Country Coloring Pages | 123Homeschool4Me
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!