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February 16, 2015

Video game gets US students to role play as escaping slave

Educational tool met with backlash for simulating experience of slavery.
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Image via mission-us.org.

Teachers and Twitter users are slamming an educational video game that places students in the shoes of a US slave before the country's Civil War. In the role-playing game Mission US: Flight to Freedom, students assume the character of Lucy, a 14-year-old slave on a Kentucky plantation. Players make choices for Lucy as they attempt to navigate her escape from slavery.

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