OldSoul : A slavery 'game' being used in schools

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    Use of an online game that simulates slavery has shocked and upset some Phoenix Elementary School District parents who say the tool trivializes a complex and potentially traumatic issue.
    Mission US: Flight to Freedom has students adopt the persona of 14-year-old Lucy King, an enslaved girl trying to escape a Kentucky plantation. Following a choose-your-own-adventure format, students navigate the plantation master's demands and plot a river escape, sometimes receiving beatings.
    Neal Lester, an Arizona State University professor and expert in African-American literature, said simulations can be effective teaching tools for certain topics — but not this one.
    "I just think it's a horrible idea to move slavery into the realm of gaming," he said. "Why does it have to be fun? Slavery wasn't fun."
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/10/11/slavery-simulation-game/752997001/

    Slavery-simulation game causes outcry at Phoenix school

    Some parents are upset the game trivializes a complex subject that elementary-school students may not be mature enough to understand.
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    In this 6-minute segment, Diane Murray's 6th-grade students play part 5 of "Flight to Freedom"
    and discuss how the Fugitive Slave Act impacted their experiences in the game.

     
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    Well, is this a good thing?
     
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    PARENTS OUTRAGED AT SLAVERY-SIMULATION GAME IN PHOENIX SCHOOL
    By The Race Card

    A summary of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Humanities funded Misson US says it “immerses players in rich, historical settings” and “empowers them to make choices that illuminate how ordinary people experienced the past,” but some parents and advocates are saying it trivializes the most violent history the world has experienced.

    One of it’s simulations, Mission US: Flight to Freedom has students play as 14-year-old Lucy King, an enslaved girl trying to escape a plantation, in a choose-your-own adventure format. Phoenix Elementary, whose district spokeswoman Sara Bresnahan told USA Today she was not sure how the game made its way to students, implemented the simulation in classrooms before blocking access in response to backlash on Tuesday.


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    A summary of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Humanities funded Misson US says it “immerses players in rich, historical settings” and “empowers them to make choices that illuminate how ordinary people...
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    Oct 12, 2017 ... Parents outraged at slavery-simulation game in Phoenix school ... Phoenix Elementary, whose district spokeswoman Sara Bresnahan told USA ..
     
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    It is shameful, that this group decided to use moments from History to win accolades, and an award. Of course the argument is an excuse to say. To teach History, using this format to do so. Works

    Listed are the leadership members of (WNET out of New York ) responsible for Mission US Games
    http://www.wnet.org/about/leadership/

    Leadership - WNET

    OFFICERS: NEAL SHAPIRO, President and Chief Executive Officer CAROLINE C. CROEN, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer ROBERT A. FEINBERG, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary STEPHEN SEGALLER, Vice President, Programming...
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    All of their Contributors, besides public funding.
    http://www.wnet.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2017/03/FINAL-FY16-Online-donor-listings.pdf
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    https://www.neh.gov/divisions/public/featured-project/mission-us-receives-top-honors

    Mission US Receives Top Honors

    A gold-medal winner!
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    Mission US Receives Top Honors

    SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 | BY PUBLIC PROGRAMS STAFF
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    http://www.mission-us.org/pages/landing-mission-3
    Mission 3 | Mission US | THIRTEEN
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    http://www.wnet.org/education/news/mission-us-wins-game-award-for-most-significant-impact/

    Mission US Wins Game Award For "Most Significant Impact"!

    Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey, the third installment in Mission US, the free online multimedia role playing game series that immerses players in U.S. history content, has just won the award for "Most Significant Impact" at the 2014 Games For...
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    In Mission 3: A Cheyenne Odyssey, players become Little Fox, a Northern Cheyenne boy whose life is changed by the encroachment of white settlers, railroads, and U.S. military expeditions. As buffalo diminish and the U.S. expands westward, players experience the Cheyenne’s persistence through conflict and national transformation. The missions require critical thinking and attention to detail as players make choices and must face the consequences of those decisions.
     
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    These racist white teachers are creating white supremacy in the classroom.
    Acting like they don’t know.
    This ratchet information is in their minds.
     
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    Small world. When Robert Feinberg worked in the Eastern District of the US Attorney Generals Office I attended one of his Fordham lectures addressing the identity issues of line officers employed by non jurisdictional and other linear law enforcement agencies interacting with physically jurisdictional agencies. He seemed like a really cool guy. So there is no such thing as a good Jew. Everybody who makes policy at WNET is Jewish. This is disgusting to say the least but worst I bet there are several bougie "Cosby Show" type Negros lauding this denigrating experiment. At least they knew that there'd be zero blowback just as long this concept originated in the Big apple a/k/a Jerusalem. Jews, what a tribe.

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    www.thirteen.org/
     
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    I agree. But they failed to make one about the history of the Jewish Holocaust! Because it's always being shoved down our throats.
     
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