Think Like Churchill by Touch Press is an app for iOS that lets students stand in the shoes of Winston Churchill as he faces some of the most difficult and challenging dilemmas in history. At the end of each scenario, students’ decisions are dissected and analyzed to help them understand how to become a better decision maker. Each scenario immerses students in a different pivotal moment in Churchill’s life. Some dilemmas are personal, some are controversial, and some helped shape the fate of the world. Throughout the app, students have access to Churchill’s own thoughts and writings, the advice of his friends and colleagues, as well as rare archival material, including intelligence reports, private letters, telegraphs, and briefing documents. After making their decision, students discover how closely it matches Churchill’s. Cost: $4.99
Tucked inside Google Earth is a geography quiz created in partnership with Atlas Obscura. The Natural Wonders Quiz is a multiple-choice challenge that asks students to identify special locations around the world.
Harvard University’s Digital Giza Project allows scholars to virtually walk through archaeological sites and examine artifacts that might otherwise be inaccessible. The Giza Project began in 2000 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with the goal of digitizing all of the archaeological documentation from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston–Harvard University expedition to Giza, Egypt (c. 1904–1947) and making that information freely available online for anyone to use.
The digital collection of the University of Florida’s Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature currently holds more than 6,000 books free to read online from cover to cover, allowing readers to get a sense of what adults in the UK and the US wanted children to know and believe in the 1800s.