Free US History Games!

June 20th, 2013 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Thursday, June 20, 2013 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Mission- US

Age Range: 10-14 (Grades 5-8, with parental supervision)

ClickScholar Priya suggested this website, sponsored by Public Broadcasting, that offers free interactive games to immerse players in U.S. history content. The games are available for use online as well as for iPad and Android tablets.

When you get to the site you’ll see two game choices described as follows:

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.” 

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?”

Click “Play” to begin the games. 

Note:  If you click on “Educators” on the menu at the top of the home page, you’ll find “Educators Guides” that provide instructions and tips for using the games as learning tools in the classroom. Some of the information may be helpful for home educators as well.

 

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