Teacher Review For Mission US: For Crown or Colony?

Visualize yourself during the Revolution

lc
Classroom teacher
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with General
How I Use It
I use it to reinforce content of the American Revolutionary period and to help students learn to visualize themselves during a time period. The only drawback I see is that there is no written accountability tool and some do not read the captions or make decisions based on information provided. I have to follow up, ask questions, and have some individual, small group, or whole class discussions to make sure they've focused on the information.
My Take
My students are totally engaged when they play Mission US. During the game, they look at history from the perspective of being there, meeting people, and making decisions. I have used this for several years and definitely will use it again this year. Since it is self-paced, students can progress at their own rate. Some sign on at home because they can't wait to finish the game.