MISSION US is a free online role-playing game about American History aimed at grades 5-8. In addition to the online play, it offers printed materials, primary resources, writing activities, discussion prompts, artwork and more. The site suggests three different methods for integrating their site into your lesson, from a “high” integration covering 8-10 days of classtime, to 1 day of classtime with the game play assigned as homework. The game can be played as a classroom, individually, or in groups, depending on your preference and the availability of technology. Mission 1: “For Crown or Colony?” is available to play right now; Mission 2 (about the resistance to slavery) is set to release sometime this Spring. Other missions will follow next year. View a three-minute introductory video or read the "models of instruction".
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