Mission US

Mission US is a multimedia project that immerses players in U.S. history content through free interactive games.

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?

Other missions are planned for release in 2013 and 2014.

“Mission US is awesome. We need as many technologically relevant resources as possible with today’s savvy students. What a great way to teach US History!” – Steve Buford, Teacher, Albuquerque, New Mexico”

“Both missions can be used as an integral part of instruction. Mission US is fun, motivational, and informative. I have been looking for a way to bring history more to life and get my students more involved. There are so many ways to use this to bolster 21st Century Skills.” – Sue Brach, Teacher, Cicero, New York”

“Teachers need more resources like Mission US. It engages students and fosters interest in a neglected subject area. Mission US develops critical thinking skills that are lacking in many students today. Mission US inspires students with minimal exposure to US History to take an interest.” – Renee Paterson, Teacher, Las Vegas, NV

This 6-minute video provides an overview of Mission 2: “Flight to Freedom.”

In this 40-minute video, teacher Diane Murray uses Mission 2: “Flight to Freedom” with her sixth-grade students in Hoboken, NJ.

Click here to download the Mission 1 “At a Glance” sheet.

Click here to download the Mission 2 “At a Glance” sheet.