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We're pleased to announce several new online learning games about American history!

A Sailor's Life for Me!
A Sailor's Life
USS Constitution Museum
Boston, Massachussetts

Prepare to set sail on a seafaring adventure in this role-play game! Live the life of a young sailor aboard USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides, " during the War of 1812. Scrub the deck, haul on lines, steer the ship, and work the guns. Tell tall tales and perhaps sneak a game of dice during your leisure time. If you do well, you'll rise through the ranks and eventually captain your own gun crew.

Explore the ship and learn about the daily lives of the 450 sailors who lived and worked in these crowded spaces. Listen as they tell you about their lives in their own words. Vivid, detailed drawings and playful text by world-renowned artist Stephen Biesty and writer Richard Platt let you explore all of USS Constitution's nooks, from the dark hold to the top of the tallest mast and everywhere in between.

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Design an Air Racer
Aircraft Design screen
National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C.

In the 1920s, air races pushed aviation technology forward, creating innovative and ever-faster aircraft. Your job is to design an air racer, balancing risky innovations with established techniques so your racer will win the race—or at least finish it! Design, race and review your results—then start over as you try to create the perfect racer.

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Tuskegee Airmen Flight Leader
Flying with the Tuskegee Airmen
National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C.

Step into the flight suit of a Tuskegee Airmen, America's first black fighter pilots. Facing discrimination at home, these men sought to serve their country—and prove themselves—high over the skies of Europe, protecting bombers from German attack. In this immersive 3D role-play game, you must escort B-24 bombers over Germany, confronting the challenges, decisions, and dangers of high-altitude combat. Lives are on the line as you make decisions on the fly.

Go to Tuskegee Airmen Flight Leader
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First Flight Around the World
Flight route around the world
National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C.

In 1924, the U.S. Army undertook a daring mission: to plan and execute the first flight around the world. With aircraft only capable of 600-mile flights. With sea crossings too dangerous for flimsy stick and wire planes. And with dozens of countries along the route, few with airports of any kind. In this activity, you're in charge: plan the route, modify the aircraft, and then face the crises erupt during the flight despite the best planning.

Go to First Flight Around the World
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Packing for the Unknown
The Lindberghs' aircraft and gear
National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C.

Help Charles and Anne Lindbergh pack for a daring flight on their plane Tingmissartoq. Their flight will pioneer new air routes, taking them into extreme climates and unknown dangers. But you'll have to choose carefully, for their airplane can only carry a limited amount of gear. Can you choose the best gear for a successful flight?

Go to Packing for the Unknown
(Scroll down on the linked page to launch the game.)