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Mission US: An Interactive Solution for Middle School History Learning

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: EDIES13C0027
Agency Tracking Number: EDIES13C0027
Amount: $147,353.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-05-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-11-13
Small Business Information
27 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011-
United States
DUNS: 077431794
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Langendoen
 (212) 463-7559
Business Contact
 David Langendoen
Research Institution

This project team will develop a tablet-based interactive role-playing game that immerses 5th through 9th grade students in the history of the Great Depression. The game will provide players an experiential understanding of the hardships that beset Americans in the 1930s and their strategies for survival, as individuals and as a nation. Features of the game will include story-based immersive narrative missions where student's decisions continually drive the action, tips and hints for students who are struggling in the game, writing tools, and interactive maps. The game will can be integrated within a course or used as a supplement. A teacher dashboard will be developed to facilitate the use of the game within classroom settings.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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