Yesterday, Discovery Education hit the iTunes App store with U.S. Geography by Discovery Education. The app is intended for 5th grade students studying U.S. Geography in the classroom, but is enjoyable and informative for people of all ages.
Available through the App Store, the U.S. Geography by Discovery Education app offers educators and students videos, knowledge-based challenges and games, all aligned to national education standards.
The app is divided into 7 geographic regions (Pacific, Mountain, Southwest, Midwest, Southeast, Mid Atlantic, and New England) with 6 categories per region (region overview, bodies of water, culture, climate, landforms and major cities). Achievements are earned by completing activities which correspond the regions to their categories (i.e., Pacific Region Bodies of Water). Once activities are competed, users compete for the highest score in the challenges section.
U.S. Geography by Discovery Education challenges users to earn 126 unique achievements as well as daily medallions every week.
U.S. Geography by Discovery Education is now available for download: