Mission US is a brand new site (in fact, though it’s up right now, it doesn’t officially open for business until tomorrow) that will be providing interactive games to help students learn about United States history. It’s funded by the Corporation For Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment For The Humanities.
Right now, it just has a couple of interactives online. It’s main one, For Crown Or Colony, is a very well designed “choose your own adventure” game (you have to register in order to play). The site also has a lot of supporting materials for teachers.
It looks like it has a lot of potential. For now, though, I’m only adding it to The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories list. Once they “flesh” out the site a bit more with additional activities, I suspect I’ll be adding it to other “The Best..” lists, too.