Teacher Review For Mission US: For Crown or Colony?

My intervention students were highly engaged

Josh W.
Classroom teacher
Coalinga Middle School
Coalinga, CA
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I was desperate to find something to support Colonial History with my self-contained Tier 3 Intervention class (yeah, I know, right?). I stumbled across the Mission US games and gave them a shot. They dug it. I didn't use all of the supplementary materials (available as downloads), but next time I would like to.
My Take
This is great as a supplement. It's a game, so of course the kids are going to look for shortcuts and for ways to "game" it by skipping the text and the like. But if you use all of the included materials and really dive into it, it seems like those pitfalls could be addressed.