What We’re Watching: Game Brings History to Life

PBS NewsHour looks at a game that allows students to interact with historical figures, examine primary source documents and use maps to navigate historic settings.  The game is part of Mission U.S., a multimedia project that immerses players in U.S. history.

In the video, middle school students play “For Crown and Colony,” which takes place in 1770 Boston.


Marie Bjerede writes about what’s new in the educational app world in the Fall 2014 issue of Ed Next. And edtech experts list some of their favorite educational apps here.

—Education Next

H/T: This Week in Education

Last Updated


Notify Me When Education Next

Posts a Big Story

Business + Editorial Office

Program on Education Policy and Governance
Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone (617) 496-5488
Fax (617) 496-4428
Email Education_Next@hks.harvard.edu

For subscription service to the printed journal
Phone (617) 496-5488
Email subscriptions@educationnext.org

Copyright © 2024 President & Fellows of Harvard College