Elementary Social Studies

Published: 3/21/2014 10:51 AM
Elementary social studies utilizes the five subdomains of social studies (historical perspective, geography, economics, government and civics, and cultures and societies) in an integrated program which focuses on a different grade-level context each year.
Mission US

Mission US is a brand new multimedia project featuring free interactive adventure games set throughout U.S. history. The first game, Mission 1: "For Crown or Colony?" puts players in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a 14-year-old printer's apprentice in 1770 Boston. As players complete tasks throughout the city, they meet everyone from merchants to soldiers, sailors to poets, Patriots to Loyalists. The game reveals rising tensions threatening to come to a head and, ultimately, players must choose where their loyalties lie. This website provides information and materials to support the use of Mission 1 in your classroom as well as Downloadable free teacher resources and materials. For information about the game, Kentucky teacher trainings and the Mission US teacher of the year visit www.ket.org/missionus or contact Teresa Day at tday@ket.org
Click on the following link to register and implement the interactive, historical adventure game in your classroom; http://www.mission-us.org/pages/about
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University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Workgroup on Civic Education and Engagement host The Kentucky Teacher Network for Civic Education and Engagement.
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Office of Next-Generation Learners
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