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 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.