Flight to Freedom

PBS is thrilled to launch MISSION US: "Flight to Freedom," the second in a series of free online games designed to teach American History to middle school students. This second installment takes students through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old girl enslaved on a Kentucky plantation in 1848.  With its accompanying educator materials on the MISSION US website, "Flight to Freedom" demonstrates the historical concept of cause and effect, and enables students to build upon their understanding of historical context by reading primary sources and examining a collection of multimedia resources.