About Mission US

Developed for use by middle school students in the classroom and beyond, Mission US is a deeply-researched, award-winning educational media project with proven positive impact on history learning. Interactive narrative games immerse players in rich, historical settings and empower them to make choices that illuminate how ordinary people experienced the past. Educator’s guides provide a wealth of resources and activities that show the broader social, political, and economic context of events and perspectives in the games.

Mission US is committed to teaching complicated and sensitive topics in American history. We recommend that teachers/parents preview game content to make sure it is appropriate for their students/children.

Why use Mission US?

Mission US is part of an expanding body of “serious games” that immerse users in historical and contemporary problems in ways that encourage perspective-taking, discussion, and weighing of multiple kinds of evidence. Hallmarks of Mission US include:

  • Proven effectiveness
  • Deeply and collaboratively researched
  • Ethical and age-appropriate design
  • Enables inclusive social studies curriculum
  • Accessible and easy to use (in classroom and out)

Learn more about why more than four million students and 130,000 teachers have used Mission US to date.