Who was the first left-handed president? Who was the tallest president? Who was the first president to appear on TV? The Britannica Kids: US Presidents app answers all these questions and more! In honor of President's Day, Encyclopaedia Britannica is offering this app free (usually $2.99) until midnight on Monday, February 20.
- A "Did You Know?" section where students can see photos and learn interesting facts about many presidential topics
- Profiles of each president with information such as their birthday, vice president, first lady, important dates, and fun facts
- Music and lyrics to sing a long with "Hail to the Chief"
- Quiz section
- Create a Presidential Scavenger Hunt and have students search the app for the answers
- If you have an iPad dongle or document camera, this app would be fun to do with your class as a whole group - learn interesting facts about 1 president each day, and then take the quiz together as a class
- Use this app as a research source for students when learning about a certain president or presidents
- Have students explore this app in a center, and then create a graphic organizer in Popplet (using the app "Popplet Lite") to share interesting facts that they learned with the teacher or entire class