Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it, George Santayana.
History is the study of human behavior through time, the analysis and interpretation of the human past. It enables us to avoid past mistakes, to understand how the world has developed and become what it is today, and appreciate how complex most situations really are.
Whether you agree or not, there is not a Russian’s unprovoked and unjustified attack on Ukraine, there are always reasons behind everything, such as NATO expansion to the east despite having signed an agreement in the 90s that NATO will not expand an inch to the East, Ukraine refusal to implement the Minsk agreements, NATO’s arming of Ukraine, Zelenskyy’s campaign against “Russian agents in Ukraine”, and the prospect of Ukraine joining NATO.
Here are the best Geography and History applications, websites, and resources that make learning them exciting.
First, you may want to read our free ebooks: Prehistory, Ancient History, and the Middle Ages, Early Modern History, Modern History, Modern History II, Contemporary History, and Why are there so many wars? They are a gentle introduction to this important topic.
Google Earth is one of the most popular Geography apps in the world today. It renders a 3D representation of the Earth based primarily on satellite imagery.
Geo Challenge is an educational app that gives students a fun way of learning about Geography (adds are annoying).
With Maps of our Wold you can discover the world playfully.
Bitesize, History. Bitesize is the BBC’s free online study support resource for school-age pupils in the United Kingdom. Other related websites are: History Extra, BBC Genres (Factual, History) and History for Kids.
HyperHistory Online presents 3,000 years of world history using a combination of interactive historical timelines, lifelines, maps, and graphics.
The History of Everything is a vertical timeline that allows you to navigate, explore, and compare events from the Big Bang to the birth of the Internet. History and art are interwoven throughout the ages. DailyArt is a free iOS & Android mobile app which provides a daily dose of art.
Weather is a very important part of Geography. Weather Wiz Kids was designed especially for kids to allow them to learn more about the fascinating world of weather.
National Geographic Education brings Geography, Social Studies, and Science to life. MapMaker interactive is a fantastic resource for helping you to understand the world by customizing a map with layers (food, water, weather, environment, energy, culture, etc.), labels, and links (it allows you to customize your maps by adding photos, videos, and descriptions to features on your map).
Other History resources: History.com is the most popular History website. Ancient History Encyclopedia is one of the most popular website on ancient history on the Internet. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps, and manuscripts in its collections. Best History sites a carefully curated collection of links and resources about History.
Another educational website is Discovery Kids. It “inspires kids to explore the awesome world around them and satisfy their curiosity with innovative games, activities, quizzes, and articles.”
Education.COM brings learning to life with worksheets, games, and lesson plans, but many of their resources are not free.