Type:

Interactive, Game

Description:

Mission US is a multimedia project featuring free interactive adventure games set in different eras of U.S. history. The first game, Mission 1: "For Crown or Colony?," puts the player in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a 14-year-old printer's apprentice in 1770 Boston. As Nat navigates the city and completes tasks, he encounters a spectrum of people living and working there when tensions mount before the Boston Massacre. Ultimately, the player determines Nat's fate by deciding where his loyalties lie.

he creators of “For Crown or Colony?” have designed the game and accompanying classroom materials for educators and students to use in a variety of ways. The game’s flexible format allows for use in the classroom, at home, in the library or media center, or anywhere there’s a computer with an Internet connection. The game can be played in a one-computer classroom, a multiple-computer classroom, or in a lab setting. Students playing the game can work alone, in pairs, or in groups. Educators using the game can decide just how much classroom time they wish to dedicate to gameplay, in-class activities, and accompanying assignments.

Your students will gain the most from “For Crown or Colony?” if their gameplay experiences are supported by classroom activities, discussions, and writing exercises guided by your teaching expertise. The “For Crown or Colony?” curriculum available on the Mission US website provides a wealth of materials to connect the game to your own goals and objectives related to teaching the American Revolution.

This page provides you with some planning questions to help you map out your classroom implementation of “For Crown or Colony?” as well as three different “models” for low, medium, and high utilization of the game and the accompanying materials.

http://www.mission-us.org/pages/mission-1

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > United States History
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

US History revolutionary colonial

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-03-28.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is a fun and educational strategy for engaging students in the study of US History. Students take on the role of a 14 year-old living in Boston in the 1770s and are confronted with a variety of tasks that are connected to the history of the time period. Accompanying the game is a pdf file that includes an overview of the mission along with suggestions for how to provide background and incorporate the game into the curriculum. A valuable supplement to support student learning and understanding of the Revolutionary Era. It should be noted that while free, registration is required to play the game.

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