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Elementary Geography Apps and Websites

Geography helps elementary students better understand the world, its relationships and systems, and what their place is in it. In turn, students develop crucial systems-thinking skills, essential content knowledge about people, places, and processes, and nurture truly global perspectives that offer kids important, humbling context. These great geography apps and websites help foster these skills, leaning on interactivity and engagement to grab kids' attention, let them explore, and nurture the next generation of global citizens.

Ansel and Clair's Adventures in Africa Publisher: Cognitive Kid, Inc.
Find lions, giraffes, and a robot (oh my!) in this fab app adventure
Grades K-3
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms iPad
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Homes by Tinybop Publisher: Tinybop
Explore homes -- and cultures -- around the world in exquisite detail
Grades K-3
Type App
Price $3.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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One Globe Kids - Friends Around the World Publisher: Globe Smart Kids
Beautiful photos and stories build cultural knowledge, self-awareness
Grades K-4
Type App
Price Free to Try
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Maps101 Visit Website: http://www.maps101.com
Maps and more in this vast history, geography, and civics resource
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try
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Barefoot World Atlas Publisher: Touch Press
Visually stunning 3-D globe piques students' interest in world facts
Grades 1-5
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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National Geographic Kids Visit Website: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com
Stunning photos and in-depth stories of Earth's peoples and wildlife
Grades 1-6
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
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Stack the Countries Publisher: Dan Russell-Pinson
A whole world of facts, maps, and fun waiting to be stacked
Grades 2-6
Type App
Price $1.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Windows Phone, Apps for Windows
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Stack the States Publisher: Dan Russell-Pinson
Jenga-style balance game motivates learning facts about states
Grades 2-6
Type App
Price $0.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Windows Phone, Apps for Windows
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Wizard School Publisher: Duck Duck Moose
Curated videos and creative challenges ignite active learning
Grades 2-8
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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National Geographic Education Visit Website: http://www.natgeoed.org
Explore the fascinating, wide world with multimedia resources
Grades 2-10
Type Website
Price Free
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Intro to Geography - North America, by Montessorium Publisher: Montessorium, LLC
From Canada to Cuba, learn the shapes, names, and flags of N. America
Grades 3-5
Type App
Price $3.99
Platforms iPad
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Oddizzi Visit Website: http://www.oddizzi.com/
Kids travel the world, cultivate global curiosity and responsibility
Grades 3-8
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
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Discovery VR Publisher: Discovery Communications
Immersive videos let students enter the magical world of VR
Grades 3-10
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Expeditions Publisher: Google Inc
Fire up the warp drive to bring VR field trips to your classroom
Grades 3-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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ePals Visit Website: http://www.epals.com
Kids learn together in well-rounded, collaborative global classroom
Grades 4-7
Type Website
Price Free
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BrainPop Visit Website: http://www.brainpop.com
Clever animated hosts Tim and Moby masterfully tackle complex topics
Grades 4-8
Type Website
Price From $220
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