Elementary School, Middle School

Think Fast About the Past – An iPad Game About U.S. History

think_fast Think Fast About the Past is a free iPad game about U.S. history. This free iPad app is the companion to the Mission U.S. website that offers interactive journeys through U.S. history.

Think Fast About the Past contains two “missions” for students to complete. The first mission is set in Boston in 1770. The mission is to find the mission dog named thimble before time expires. To find Thimble students have to correctly answer a series of questions about political and social topics of the 1770’s and 1780’s. For example, one question asks students how women supported the American Revolution.

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The second mission in Think Fast About the Past is set in Kentucky in 1850. In this mission students have to answer a series of questions about slavery, abolition, and the Civil War. The object is to answer all of the questions correctly in five minutes or less.

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Think Fast About the Past is a free iPad app. It’s appropriate for use with students in grades four through eight. I would use it as a review activity after teaching a unit of lessons on the American Revolution and the American Civil War.

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