Local Teacher Shares ‘Journey Home’ Game


As part of a Spring 2018 Binghamton University Elementary Education Curriculum Development course, Dr. Jenny Gordon assigned graduate students to craft a board game for use in a classroom. Then-student Alisha Jermayne Merrill created ‘Journey Home’, an immersive Social Studies game for grades 3-5 that focuses on Native American cultures. Ms. Merrill drew from her own experiences and culture to develop this game. She is now teaching with the Johnson City School District in Johnson City, NY. Check out our interview with Ms. Merrill here.

Teachers and parents can download all elements of the Journey Home game to print and use with students and children! This collection will also soon be available on PBS LearningMedia. View a gallery with samples from the game and download the files from the list below.


Journey Home Basics | Zip File to download and print (8.5″ X 11″)
Game Cards | Zip File to download and print (8.5″ X 11″)
Answer Keys | Zip file to download and print (8.5″ X 11″)
Game Board | Download and print (18″ X 24″)

Explore the cultural stories featured in the Native America series through these animated Sacred Stories.

Explore Native America through geography, cultural artifacts, and storytelling within this Interactive Map.

Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey is an interactive game for students in grades 6-8 complete with learning goals, models of instruction, and guiding questions.

Take a fascinating look at Native American art, history, and culture as told through the historians, artists, students, and scientists in this featured resource collection available on PBS LearningMedia.

This project was made possible by PBS and the Anne Ray Foundation.