Top 3 Apps for Teaching Modern Politics

Government and politics can, for some students, quickly become a dry and boring subject.  However, there are a variety of apps out there that can not only reinforce what they are learning, but give them access to additional information at their fingertips to help them keep the topics in context and excite their curiosity further. In this article, we are going to look at 3 of the best apps for teaching modern politics.

AP History and Social Science

AP History and Social Science of quiz world help students review for the AP exams covering history and social sciences. Topics include comparative government and politics, human geography, micro and macroeconomics, and more. Students are presented with questions similar to those they can expect on the AP exams. This is a great way to students to reinforce what they are already learning in their government and politics coursework, and help them to build up their confidence in these subject areas. This app has excellent ratings and is available for download on Android devices for free.

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Countries of the World

Available for iOS, this highly rated educational app is an excellent source to quickly obtain information about 202 countries. Information includes continent, head of state, language, population, capital and largest city (as well as their populations), population density, time zone, calling code,gross domestic product and gross domestic product per capita, internet top level domain, human development index, public debt, military budget, and more. You can also access the nation’s flag and a map. Countries can be found via their name, or browsed by region. It can be purchased for $1.99 and once downloaded does not require an internet connection to use, which means they can use this app anywhere and access the information at lightning speed.  This is a quick, easy to use reference for students studying modern politics.

World ABC – The CIA World Factbook

This modern geopolitics app provides the information contained in the CIA World Factbook for over 267 countries and regions. Once downloaded, all the data is available offline, thus no internet connection is required, meaning that your student will have almost instant access to the information they are looking for. It is $1.99 to download on iOS devices, but there is a free trial version available, also. It contains the basic information about the countries, as well as PDF maps, an offline globe, photos, and much more. This is an excellent resource for up-to-date information on regions, countries, and organizations around the world, providing additional context for what students may be studying in government, politics, and social studies.

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There are many other apps dealing with subjects like politics, government, social sciences, and geography. This is just a sample showing the top three that are currently available. You can help your child stay interested and motivated as the delve into these subjects by downloading apps like these that help them review the material they have learned and give them fast, instant access to additional information they may need or are simply curious about.

For 15 years Mimi Rothschild has been privileged to help hundreds of thousands of homeschoolers educate their children at home. The MorningStar Academy is a private online Christian school offering diplomas and teachers. The Jubilee Academy is an online Christian curriculum provider offering over 150 full year online Christian courses for PreK-12.

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