Disney American Presidents
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**** Parent's Choice Award Winner ****
**** Scholastic Instructor "50 Best Apps for Teachers" ****
**** Entertainment Weekly's Best of 2012: The 10 Best Apps Of The Year ****
• Flip through the Unofficial Oval Office Scrapbook for an up-close interactive dive into the history of the American presidency
• Winner, Teachers Choice and Parents Choice Gold Awards for Disney American Presidents video content
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.
- 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
- Maps to Core Curriculum Standards for grades 3-8
- Includes video profiles for each of our 44 U.S. Presidents
- Explains and contextualizes key historical concepts
- Links political philosophies and historical characters across time
Before you download this experience, please consider that this app contains advertising for The Walt Disney Family of Companies.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
Minor bug fixes
Good iPad app - problems with current iOs now
Our daughter has loved this app and it’s seen a lot of use by our family. I was recommending it to some friends in our homeschooling community but ran into a problem - since I just upgraded to the current iOs on my iPad, the app will not run past a frozen initial screen with no audio. There is no obvious way to contact support (I have been trying) so I am putting this concern into my review in hopes that someone keeps up with them and reads them once in a while. Please continue to support this app - it’s been a good one although expensive for an app - we’d like to continue using it, especially this year while we are focusing on our presidents and US history.
My boys love love love this app. It's taught them an amazing amount about our past presidents, but like the other recent reviews, we've run into a wall with the iPad update and it no longer works. Please fix this problem, Disney! This app is worth fixing and maintaining! Plus, it was an expensive one and I'd like to be able to continue to enjoy my purchase. Give us an update so my boys can continue to run around the house pretending to be Benjamin Harrison afraid to turn on a light switch!
Interesting and Cool!
I'm learning about American politics and the Presidents in school and thought this might be fun to check out since it was from Disney. I was right (I love it when I'm right). I like the Hall of Presidents and the American place at Epcot since it feels like you're living a part of history. This app is different but the animation is super cool and I enjoyed all of the fun facts. I learned a lot about ALL of the Presidents. I now just wish everyone would be nice to each other.
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- Category: Education
- Updated: Oct 12, 2012
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 1.09 GB
- Language: English
- Seller: Disney Publishing Worldwide Applications
- © 2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.