We have recently started our newest infusion learning topic called 'My Space to Your Place' where we are focusing on the Social Sciences aspect. One of the activities that I was discussing with my class was about conflict and war. The children could not tell me very much about the subject - they knew a bit about the ANZAC's, but that was pretty much it. So the children set forth to find out more ... unfortunately, due to their lack of knowledge, they floundered. I figured that there were probably some apps that would assist with this - I was right! The children needed direction, and this was definitely one of the moments with the iPods that they were priceless! The apps I downloaded were:
Wars of the 20th Century - this outlines all wars and conflict in the 20th Century, with photos and a narrative (brief on one side, then they can 'flip' it to get more detail).
Maps of War - Breaks down the wars into the following categories - democracy, religion, leadership, an so on, and shows a map with a moving time line of events.
Historic Line - has a history time line of events dating BC to present day, Inventions, Monarchs, Notable people, Prime Ministers and Presidents.