With professional development money seemingly dwindling every year, educators are finding it harder and harder to learn new and innovative ways to teach America’s past and help students connect with it. While we know how to teach the flawed pantheon of historical figures, many of our students fail to see someone who looks or thinks like them.
The second Mission US game, Mission 2: Flight to Freedom, has launched. In Mission 2, players take on the role of Lucy, a 14-year-old slave in Kentucky. As they navigate her escape and journey to Ohio, they discover that life in the “free” north is dangerous and difficult. In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act brings disaster. Will Lucy ever truly [...]