American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning

Mission US Goes Live!

Published March 30, 2011

Nathaniel Wheeler character from Mission US: For Crown or Colony? gameWe are pleased to announce the public launch of a groundbreaking multimedia initiative: Mission US, a free online history game designed to improve middle school students’ understanding of US history and their critical-thinking skills through innovative, engaging play. The first game, “For Crown or Colony?,” is now live. In the game, students assume the role of Nathaniel Wheeler, a young printer’s apprentice, and through encounter, inquiry, and decision-making learn about the critical events of 1770 leading up to the Boston Massacre. Three additional games focusing on significant eras and events in U.S. history will follow in the next two years.

ASHP/CML is working on Mission US in partnership with New York public television station Thirteen/WNET; Electric Funstuff, a commercial gaming company focusing on education; and the Education Development Center’s Center for Children and Technology. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting provided major funding for the project.

Read more about Mission US! Play “For Crown or Colony”!

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