For April 15, 2017: Mission US,
from WNET THIRTEEN, uses interactive games as a way to learn history. It is designed for middle and high school students and includes five games focused on critical historical events. "For Crown or Colony"
puts players in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston. In “
Flight to Freedom,”
players take on the role of Lucy, a 14-year-old enslaved in Kentucky, as they navigate her escape and journey to Ohio. In “
A Cheyenne Odyssey,”
players become Little Fox, a Northern Cheyenne boy whose life is changed by the encroachment of white settlers, railroads, and U.S. military expeditions. In “
City of Immigrants,”
players navigate New York’s Lower East Side as Lena, a young Jewish immigrant from Russia. And in “
Up from the Dust,”
players take on the roles of twins Frank and Ginny Dunn, whose family wheat farm is devastated by the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. These uniquely formulated missions help students build understanding as a diverse group of Americans struggle to realize their role in society.
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