Living History guides history teachers step-by-step through the process of creating dynamic, immersive simulations for the classroom. More
Living History is a must read for any history or social studies teacher. This eBook guides you step-by-step through the process of creating dynamic, immersive simulations for your classroom. Your class will be the talk of the school as students role play the feudal kingdoms of Europe, the city-states of the Italian Renaissance, or whatever content you are teaching, instead of learning from the textbook. With Living History not only is your class more fun, but you'll find that your students gain a deep and long lasting understanding of the content you are teaching.
Recent research in education has emphasized the gamification of the classroom, and the possibilities for immersive, dynamic and fun simulations are endless. Yet too often teachers limit themselves to simulations and games they can buy in catalogs. After years of prepackaged simulations that weren't fun and didn't teach, the author discovered he could create his own simulations following the easy to follow steps in the eBook.
Living History covers every aspect of the process, from what content to select, to how to how to create roles for every type of learner and ability level, to how to make the simulation authentic and the learning sticky. Easy to follow action steps guide you along the way, and the author gives examples from simulations he has created using this method. At the end, you'll have a simulation that your students will love, all while teaching them your content in a way they will never forget.
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