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Disney American Presidents | iPad App Review

October 30, 2012 by  
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Company: Disney
Item Reviewed: American Presidents iPad App

Take a seat in the Oval Office and flip through the Unofficial Oval Office Scrapbook, where some of the most important, and sometimes most surprising, presidential milestones are recorded.

This dynamic and playful historical journey is packed with educational content, from homesteading to civil rights, from trust busting to bailouts. Moving through curriculum-based eras from Washington to Obama, you’ll realize that history is so much more than dates and documents – it’s the dynamic story of the real men and women who together built our country.

Special Features:

  • Features more than two hours of hilarious – and historically accurate – presidential profiles
  • Navigate by President and by era, from Washington to Obama
  • Era-specific descriptions, music, art styles and references help bring each historical time period to life
  • Each President receives his own spread, with interactive elements linked to key decisions, notable characteristics and historical legacy
  • Pull-out factoids create a flavor for the time and for the individual
  • Explores many of the themes of the 2012 election
  • Features historical experts and White House insiders such as Paul Begala, Wesley Clark, Sam Donaldson, Melissa Harris-Perry, Robert Reich, Jon Meacham, presidential historians from the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress and many others
  • AirPlay enabled for classroom and home use

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My Thoughts

This is one of the most interesting apps, not to my little girl (yet) but to me. I love history and using this app has brought new information to light about all the presidents. I love the layout where you can touch a section and a pop up will come up to give you a snippet of information or a voice recording. I like that when you are viewing each president that the music in the background plays by era but you can also change it to be by theme. I got lost in this app just browsing all the information it offers, and my youngest daughter was browsing along with me and I was telling her what I was reading. She was interested in it all and I am glad she has it for future reference. Now my oldest daughter will be able to use it on her upcoming paper she has to write about a president of her choice and she was excited to have something to look at and hear to learn more about the president she chooses. The American President Unofficial Oval Office Scrapbook is a fun app and highly educational and I recommend it to everyone!

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