Join us for an exciting workshop for teachers on Tuesday, August 6th
Join WFSU for a revolutionary way to teach students 4th grade through 9th grade about US History! This one-of-a-kind workshop experience will include instruction and modeling of the content… so bring your laptops! You will also enjoy breakfast treats, lunch, special guests and prizes. MISSION US allows student player to experience history in a very different way, where their actions and choices put history into a whole new context.
MISSION US is a multimedia project that immerses players in U.S. history content through free interactive games. Past missions include
In Mission 1: “For Crown or Colony?” puts players in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston. They encounter both Patriots and Loyalists, and when rising tensions result in the Boston Massacre, they must choose where their loyalties lie.
In Mission 2: “Flight to Freedom,” players take on the role of Lucy, a 14-year-old slave in Kentucky. As they navigate her escape and journey to Ohio, they discover that life in the “free” North is dangerous and difficult. In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act brings disaster. Will Lucy ever truly be free?
Other missions are planned for release in 2013 and 2014, you will get a sneak preview of the next mission by attending this event! More at mission-us.org
On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, WFSU presents this comprehensive workshop at WFSU! We are located near the FSU Engineering Campus and Innovation Park at 1600 Red Barber Plaza, Tallahassee 32310. We will be in our largest television studio, located downstairs. Please enter through our lobby. The event begins at 9:00 am with breakfast treats. The workshop will begin shortly after with breaks for special guests and a delicious lunch.
Guest Speaker & Tour
Peter Scalco is the Park Manager at Wakulla Springs State Park and will be a guest speaker during this event. We have also arranged for a special Wakulla Springs River Boat Tour as part of the workshop activities. The river tour is at Wakulla Springs State Park and is optional for those who want to come. WFSU will be covering the expenses for this special adventure.
This is a free event that is most suited for educators who teach Social Studies, Civics and US History to children ages 9 through 14. Your registration is requested as seating is limited
(please register below), and we will need to know how many to expect for lunch and supplies!
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