Website of the Week: Mission US

Mission US – A Revolutionary Way to Learn History (Gr. 4-8)

Mission US is an interactive online experience for students to learn about US history. Students start with Mission #1, “For Crown or Colony?” about the steps leading up to the Revolutionary War. More missions are forthcoming, so check out the ABOUT section for updates on their release. The site uses roll-playing as its delivery platform, asking students to step into the shoes of, in the case of Mission #1, a 14-year-old printer’s apprentice named Nat Wheeler. NOTE: An account is needed to use the site, but students do not need an email address to register.

INTEGRATE

  • I’m a big fan of roll-playing as a way to get students to interact with the content being studied, so whether the roll-playing happens in the real world or a virtual one is fine by me.
  • If you and your students enjoy the first mission, please make a point of contacting the site and letting them know. The more feedback we give them the more missions they will hopefully create!

Thanks to TeachersFirst for sharing this find.

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