Interactive and engaging History lesson plans

The American Revolution
European Imperialism

     Welcome to, the website dedicated to student engagement and interactive lesson plans. Mr. Harms is a World History Teacher with 26 years in the classroom.

     In these lesson activities, students are assigned roles as world leaders and given objectives that mirror the national interests of those countries.  Guided by these objectives, students conduct diplomacy, negotiate with other countries and develop strategies.  This creates a dynamic classroom where students are self-motivated to be engaged as they are confronted with complex situations and difficult decisions.  With a new Online History Simulator Platform, these simulations are easier than ever to administer for teachers and an even better experience for students.

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​     Mr. Harms also develops engaging presentations in both PowerPoint and Keynote Platforms.  These Presentations include concepts, critical thinking questions and powerful animations to help students remember complex ideas and historical situations. Each presentation package includes Power Point, Keynote and Presenters Notes.

The Cold War
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History Lesson Plan Testimonials

The student interest soars through the roof when they are able to go "hands on" in regard to these detailed lesson plans.  It is a fun and unique way for them to learn what they have been hearing via lecture and video stimulation as well as writing.  My students want to go through the simulations again the last three weeks of school as the school year winds down with the many activities that usually are taking place after national testing has been completed.  It truly is a great product for most grade levels as I have taught from 8th grade to Sr's.
-Bobby Cook
-Lawton Public Schools, Lawton OK

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Interviews With Mr. Harms

Host Larry Jacobs interviews History Teacher David Harms and IFAHS Principal Tony Neumann about the affects of History Simulations in the classroom.  The three discuss the engagement and critical thinking that these History Simulations have facilitated their History Classrooms.  Edu-talk-radio is Talk Radio for educators and administrators about educational products and services with industry and professional guests, K-university.

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Cool Cat Teacher

Teaching History With Simulations and Game Based Learning

The Marvin Byrd Show

Engaging students with Historical Simulations

World War I

Interactive History Activities, Simulations & Presentations

World War II has interactive, hands on resources that engage students and increase higher order thinking skills in the classroom.

Mr. Harms is a full time Social Studies Teacher and coaches Football and Track & Field. Please be patient, as he is the only person running this site/business.

The Civil War

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