Archived edWebinar on Remote Learning
As social studies teachers look for immediate solutions to engage students in remote learning, Mission US – an award-winning series of free, interactive, standards-aligned history games – delivers exciting learning opportunities. This edWebinar unpacks strategies for using interactive role-playing games during this time of remote learning and also discusses how games like Mission US can support English Language Learners and struggling readers. Viewers will learn how to integrate the games into assignments and use the program’s wealth of teaching resources, including document-based activities, writing prompts, and independent student research, to immerse students in the drama and decisions that shaped U.S. history. The presenters share examples of how to blend gameplay with extension activities to illustrate how teachers can immediately utilize the content with their students.
As a bonus, viewers also get a preview of the new Mission US game, “Prisoner in My Homeland,” which focuses on the experience of a Japanese American teenage boy who must make difficult choices amid the chaos and terror of incarceration during WWII.
View this edWebinar to learn how Mission US can help students experience personal, memorable connections with complex historical content, and continue deepening their learning amid today’s challenging circumstances. This edWebinar will be of interest to elementary through high school teachers, librarians, and instructional technology, curriculum, distance learning, school, and district leaders. There is a question and answer session at the end of the presentation.