Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Featured: 1-15-2014 Mission US

Mission US

Mission US is a multimedia project that immerses players in US history content through free interactive games.
Mission US 1
The Mission US games are designed to improve the learning of American history by students aged 10-13. A variety of materials to support use of the missions by educators are provided, including overview and background information, standards alignments, activities, and primary sources, plus videos of teachers using Mission US with their students. 
There are currently three missions:
  • Mission 1: “For Crown or Colony?” puts players in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston. They encounter both Patriots and Loyalists, and when rising tensions result in the Boston Massacre, they must choose where their loyalties lie.
  • In Mission 2: “Flight to Freedom,” players take on the role of Lucy, a 14-year-old slave in Kentucky.  As they navigate her escape and journey  to Ohio, they discover that life in the “free” North is dangerous and difficult. In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act brings disaster. Will Lucy ever truly be free?
  • In Mission 3: “A Cheyenne Odyssey,” players become Little Fox, a Northern Cheyenne boy whose life is changed by the encroachment of white settlers, railroads, and U.S. military expeditions.  As buffalo diminish and the US expands westward, players experience the Cheyenne's persistence through conflict and national transformation.
Mission 1

Mission US has more missions planned for release in 2014 and 2015.

 View the Mission US promo 
Mission US is produced by WNET 13 New York Public Media. Funding is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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