The centerpiece of Mission
US is a set of FREE online video games set in different
eras in American history. 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. THIRTEEN Outreach will be here to conduct a special
teacher workshop as part of the October 2 Institute!
the Facebook following for Mission US!
how a panel from THIRTEEN described the research, development,
and needs for a resource like MISSION US for middle school
social studies classrooms.