Sometimes, the history that students learn about in textbooks is boiled down to key events and dates. These great websites and games let them explore tricky topics from different perspectives and walk a mile in the shoes of important decision-makers. Use them to help your students look back in time -- or at current events -- in a whole new way.
Best Websites and Games for U.S. History and Civics
Mission US: Flight to Freedom
Gripping, choice-driven story of slave life and resistance
Mission US: For Crown or Colony?
First-person journey through pre-Revolutionary War America
Courtroom sim covers ethics, the Constitution, and the art of argument
Branches of Power
Power and control levers become clear through lawmaking
Sim creates light version of being the President of the United States
The Republia Times
Unassuming editorial sim elegantly exposes the business of bias