Elementary School, Middle School

The Black Death for iPad

Screen Shot 2013-09-18 at 8.40.29 AM TimeMaps recently released a new iPad app all about the Black Death. The Black Death for iPad is a simple app that provides a timeline and map of important places and events contributing to the pandemic. Students can tap the placemarks on the app’s map to read about the significance of each place and event. There are three layers of information available on the map; place names, trade routes, and dates.

The Black Death for iPad includes four learning challenges. The challenges are basically a series of questions that students answer by using the information available on the maps and timeline in the app.

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The Black Death for iPad is currently priced at $2.99. At that price, I think it’s a little overpriced. If it drops in price I would definitely grab it for use in a world history class.

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