Video Games - Social Studies (rebroadcast)

Home screen for the 4 'missions' that make up the "Mission US" video game, produced by WNET
Video Games - Social Studies (rebroadcast from 8/17/15)

Can video games help students learn more about social studies? New York Public TV station WNET is testing out that theory with "Mission US," an interactive game that puts young players in different eras across American history. WUSF and the USF College of Education are working with WNET to get the game into Bay area classrooms. Find out how on this rebroadcast of University Beat on WUSF TV.

Video Extras

A Look at the USF FL Center for Instructional Technology

James Welsh, the Director of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the USF College of Education, talks about the FCIT and how technology can be used in the classroom.

More Information: 

Mission US website
            You can play the game for free after registering

Florida Center for Instructional Technology at USF College of Education
813-974-1640    website

Play The Oregon Trail and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? at the Internet Archive

University Beat Radio report on Video Games - Social Studies

Original Broadcast Date: 
11/02/15

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Host:
Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

Contact Information

mschreiner@wusf.org
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