The World War 2 Simulation and Lesson Plan is designed to stimulate a high school or middle school student’s interest in this historic event. Like all HistorySimulation.com’s programs, it’s designed by a teacher for teachers. Hundreds of teachers already use this program every year to actively engage students in a way that text books and videos can’t. Each student takes on roles and in the process can change events while learning about the character or country they represent. They are responsible for learning things on their own, while also actively participating in small group activities. The “magic” involved in this World War 2 Lesson Plan is that students become emotionally involved with their countries. Students become competitive about achieving their objectives. This World War 2 Simulation is a collection of Microsoft Word and Excel Documents. The documents are organized in binders or in a computer lab/1:1 set-up electronically for students and used in combination with the War Map on your projector to bring World War Two to life in your classroom!
Major:History Teaching Education Minor:Political Science Minor: in Coaching
Teaching Experience: 22 years (1993-Present)
Certified to teach in Iowa: 5-12 World History 5-12 American History 5-12 Government
I started HistorySimulation.com in October of 2011 and teachers around the country have found the programs an invaluable addition to their curriculum. The programs are easy to use and can be customized by teachers. They are also designed to be used year after year. Although most simulations are designed for high school students, we now offer programs for elementary school students. During the simulation, students are constantly using their critical thinking skills to develop strategies and carry on tough negotiations with the other leaders. Because students become so interested, they seem to learn a lot more. Games for kids can create an interest level that is hard to duplicate in the ordinary Social Studies setting. Over the years, I kept adding different aspects to the simulation and eventually created something that really got the kids excited and passionate about history. I also found that students were much more engaged after doing the simulation as we went over what really happened and compared it to our simulation. The discussions and questions flowed like never before. Teaching students that are interested is so much more fun!
Facts About Me:
1. I am a full time teacher at Iowa Falls-Alden High School, Iowa Falls Iowa, USA