Teach Mission US

Each Mission Guide includes

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Classroom activities

Overview information

Classroom videos

Historical background

Primary sources & Resources

1770
the american revolution

For Crown or Colony?

1770: the american revolution

For Crown or Colony?

For Crown or Colony? puts players in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston. They encounter both Patriots and Loyalists, and when rising tensions result in the Boston Massacre, they must choose where their loyalties lie.

1848
the antebellum era

Flight to Freedom

1848: The antebellum era

Flight to Freedom

In Flight to Freedom, players take on the role of Lucy, a 14-year-old girl enslaved in Kentucky who escapes to Ohio. As Lucy joins a community of abolitionists, players discover that life in the “free” North is dangerous and difficult. In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act threatens all African Americans in the North and brings new urgency to the anti-slavery movement.

1866
westward expansion

A Cheyenne Odyssey

1866: westward expansion

A Cheyenne Odyssey

In A Cheyenne Odyssey, players become Little Fox, a Northern Cheyenne boy whose life is changed by the encroachment of white settlers, railroads, and U.S. military expeditions. As buffalo diminish and the U.S. expands westward, players experience the Cheyenne’s persistence through conflict and national transformation.

1907
The immigrant experience

City of Immigrants

1907: The immigrant experience

City of Immigrants

In City of Immigrants, players navigate New York’s Lower East Side as Lena, a young Jewish immigrant from Russia. Trying to save money to bring her parents to America, she works long hours in a factory for little money and gets caught up in the growing labor movement.

1929
The great depression

Up from the Dust

1929: The great depression

Up from the Dust

In Up from the Dust, players take on the roles of twins Frank and Ginny Dunn, whose family wheat farm is devastated by the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. As they experience the hardships of the 1930s, players learn about Americans’ strategies for survival – as individuals, communities, and a nation.

1941
World war II

Prisoner in My Homeland

1941: World war II

COMING SOON: Prisoner in My Homeland

Prisoner in My Homeland follows the experiences of teenager Henry Tanaka, whose family is forced to leave their home on Bainbridge Island, WA, for a prison camp in Manzanar, CA. Players grapple with the choices and challenges faced by more than 120,000 Japanese Americans as they coped with their unjust incarceration during World War II.