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  • Mission US: For Crown or Colony?

    Mission US is a multimedia project featuring free interactive adventure games set in different eras of U.S. history. The first game, "For Crown or Colony?," puts the player in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a 14-year-old printer's apprentice in 1770 Boston. As Nat navigates the city and completes tasks, he encounters a spectrum of people living and working there when tensions mount before the Boston Massacre. Ultimately, the player determines Nat's fate by deciding where his loyalties lie.

    Grades: 6-8
  • Designing Swimming Prosthetics for a Dancer

    In this video segment adapted from Design Squad, dancer and performance artist Lisa Bufano, a bilateral leg and finger amputee, challenges the teams to build specialized prostheses for an underwater performance. The teams keep aesthetics and function in mind as they use the engineering design process to create adaptive technologies.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Creative Motivation

    In these segments, artist Mark Ecko discusses what motivates him to create his art, and what "creativity" means to him. This resource teaches students what "motivation" and "creativity" mean, and empowers students to create their own art.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Student Reporting Labs: Military Families

    This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on November 11th, 2013.

    On Veterans Day, most Americans think of the men and women in uniform. But military life also has a huge effect on their children.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Curious George: Blast Off!

    Curious George is the only one who can restock the International Space Station with supplies, which means he's going up to space in a rocket! After students watch the video, they build and launch their own air-powered rockets, which they test and retest to determine the best design.

    Grades: PreK-4,13+

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