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Mission US: Think Fast! About the Past

By Stacy Zeiger, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

History trivia game is informative, if a little random.

App iPad, Android Free Education
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With Mission US: Think Fast! About the Past, kids can brush up on some of the basic facts about colonial America and the era of slavery. Mission One features a sarcastic narrator and period background music, which really helps kids get into the spirit of the game. Mission Two, however, lacks the same polish, offering no comments from the narrator during the game and presenting only true/false questions. Although kids may really get into the spirit of Mission One, they will be sorely disappointed by Mission Two. In both missions, the questions serve as a means to help kids travel along a map to fulfill a specific mission. Unfortunately, it's hard to see how the mission connects to answering questions correctly, and the map becomes a distraction while kids try to answer the questions.

App Details

  • Devices: iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: October 12, 2012
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: WNET
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.0 or later
  • Last updated: July 12, 2020

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