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 July 2, 2014