Dive headfirst into MISSION US – a FREE online video game set in different eras in American history
THIRTEEN Outreach, New York PBS, will be in Arizona to conduct this special teacher workshop in a double session that takes participants through the first mission, "For Crown or Colony?" focuses on events leading to the American Revolution.
In the game as a player you take on the role of Nat Wheeler, a 14-year-old who leaves his family’s farm in 1770 to become an apprentice to a Boston printer, Benjamin Edes.
Mission US is reviewed in September 2010 issue of the Children's Technology Review and rated 4.8 stars out of 5 stars(making it the highest rated software in this issue of the newsletter).
Content includes reading primary historical documents, collecting period artifacts, and clicking on "Smartwords" (vocabulary) embedded in the dialog. Designed for use at home or in school, the game is divided into five parts, 15-20 minutes each, and may be played individually or collaboratively. In addition to the game, teachers can download support materials and vocabulary activities.