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U.S. Geography by Discovery Education iPad Edition
This app makes learning about the seven geographical regions of the U.S. truly enjoyable.
Publisher: Phunware, Inc

Why we love this app

This app is a great mix of content and fun activities, providing several options for students as they learn about the geographic regions of the United States. They can watch videos, read key information about the regions, participate in interactive gameplay, earn rewards, and access news stories that relate to current events in both text and video formats.

What it teaches and how it works

This app contains lots of information about different geographical regions of the United States. Through the variety of activities offered, students are able to learn in a way that is both engaging and fun. There are excellent videos and lots of information presented on the seven geographic regions of the United States: Pacific, Mountain, Southwest, Midwest, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and New England. The topics that are covered include: region overview, bodies of water, culture, climate, landforms, and major cities. On the home screen, students can choose between the options of Theater, News, and Play (access to the learning activities). Profiles for up to six users can be kept in the app. In the Play area, students select one of the seven geographic regions about which they want to learn. They then choose either Activities or Challenges. In the Activities section students are able to select one of the of the six topics listed above. Throughout the learning activities, questions related to the topic are given, and both videos and information presented as text are easily accessible. The text has a yellow "Listen" button next to it, so that students can hear the text read to them if they so choose. In the Challenges section, students take timed quizzes on topics related to each region, earning points and progressing through different levels of play. Throughout the activities, students can access their scores, which are listed as "Discoveries" under "My Accomplishments." Students can also earn badges throughout the game. The ability to play against other players is optional as well.

Why your kid won't be able to put it down

There is lots of fun while learning geographical information about our country in this app. Students will enjoy the format of the app as they gather key concepts and facts, and the game features and videos will hold their interest.

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