Mission US: “Flight to Freedom” Immerses Middle School Students in the History of Slavery and Abolition in a New Virtual Experience – MarketWatch.
THIRTEEN announces the launch of Mission US: “Flight to Freedom,” the second in a series of innovative role-playing games developed to transform the way middle school students learn U.S. history. Launching on January 24, 2012 and timed to support and extend curriculum activities connected to Black History Month in February 2012, “Flight to Freedom” immerses learners in the experiences of a runaway slave in the years before the Civil War. Educators and students can access the game via streaming and download through any Internet-connected computer at www.mission-us.org , making it accessible in the classroom, the library, school technology lab and at home. Mission US is produced by THIRTEEN and is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) with additional support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.