How I Use It
I would use it as a homework/extra credit exercise only after the information was taught throughout the unit. I think it would be a great review of the time period but I would not use it as first time exploratory learning. I thought the game was entertaining but lacked the cause and effect relationship that I would have liked to have seen such as demonstrating the specific Colonial actions against the British responses in which led up to the Declaration of Independence. Some were present but for me it lacked the historical flow with a bunch of fluff.
I really like the ability to make choice as the apprentice works through the daily tasks at hand while gaining an understanding of the political tempo of the time period. It really gives a good look at the hatred between Patriots and Loyalists. the project as a teaching tool has great "pauses" throughout the game to allow for vocabulary development.