Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Website Review: Mission US

MISSION US is a “revolutionary way” for 5th-8th graders to learn about American history through immersive, multimedia, interactive games.

The project currently involves three missions. Additional missions are coming soon.

In MISSION 1: FOR CROWN OR COLONY, learners become a printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston where they encounter both Patriots and Loyalists.

In MISSION 2: FLIGHT TO FREEDOM, students escape slavery as they journey north to Ohio in 1950 during the time of the Fugitive Slave Act.

In MISSION 3: A CHEYENNE ODYSSEY, players take on the role of a Northern Cheyenne child experiencing the encroachment of settlers, railroads, and expeditions.

The EDUCATORS section provides standards-aligned educational materials related to the interactives.

The THINK FAST! game tests student knowledge of history through a fact-paced trivia game. In addition to the website, the THINK FAST! section is available for the iPad and Android Tablet for free.

The Facebook page provides ideas and activities to extend the experience.

To learn more, go to http://www.mission-us.org/.

For the Facebook page, go to https://www.facebook.com/MissionUS.