History Games and History Simulations

Will the South succeed in breaking away from the Union in this Civil War Activity?

European Imperialism Simulation

Social Studies Concepts

     These History Activities are full of Social Studies Concepts like Conflict.  Many countries have the same objectives and that naturally creates conflict.  Conflict 

History Simulations

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World War 1 Simulation Lesson Plan

The dangers of an alliance system play out in this World War I Activity   

The race is on to control resources in this World War II Activity   

World War II Simulation Lesson Plan

You will need the following to run an online simulation: 

  • 1 year subscription to the online simulation
  • Original Simulation Documents (New or Previously Purchased)


  • No Spreadsheets, all battles conducted at the touch of a button.
  • Takes less class time: immediate results
  • In a Nut shell: Same results/ Easier use for the teacher
  • Real-Time Maps available to students online

Remains The Same

  • Interaction among students and teachers
  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking remain high​
Imperialism Simulation Lesson Plan

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Which student will increase their income the most in this Imperialism Activity? 

Civil War Simulation Lesson Plan

Interactive History Simulations

Online Simulation Platforms

The American Revolution Game

     For years, has been providing interactive Activities for teachers to help bring history to life for students. From lesson plans on the American Revolution to units that cover the Cold War, hundreds of teachers have come to rely on them each year to educate and engage students in historic events. Now these same programs are available online, which makes them even easier for teachers to use.

     Just as with the regular programs, the online versions are designed to not just relate historic events to students, but to actually involve them in history. They take on the roles of leaders of various governments and have to make decisions based on ever-changing circumstances. They can literally change history, but also come to understand why these events happened. At the center of these lesson plans are problem solving and critical thinking.

      These online, interactive lesson plans are designed to take less class time than the regular plans and are easier for teachers to set up and run. Real time maps are available online for student's computers and there are no spreadsheets or slow running Word documents to deal with, as with our traditional plans. At  $40.00 for all the materials and a one year subscription, it will reduce the amount of time the simulation takes and the online platform will streamline the process.

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21st Century Skills

     History Simulations are not scripted plays, in fact the outcome can be in doubt to the very end. Why? You might ask: because even though students in different classes may have the same objectives-it's how they go about achieving them, which taps into their creativity and innovation.  ​Different circumstances and leaders help to tap into student's Problem Solving Skills.

Will the Revolutionaries defeat the British or run out of money first in this American Revolution Activity?

Cold War Simulation Lesson Plan

Escalation is the name of the game in this Cold War Activity

Cold War Simulation
Online World War II Simulation Lesson Plan
Online Civil War Simulation Lesson Plan

History Simulations are designed to:

1. Engage Students
2. Enhance Strategic Thinking Skills
3. Improve Problem Solving Skills
4. Stimulate Imagination and Creativity
5. Encourage Exploration
6. Teach Consequence
7. Learning Political and Physical Geography

8. Country's Situation and Circumstances
9. Alliance Systems
10. History's Impact On The Present
11. Interconnectedness of Regions and the World
12. Impact of Technology and Resources
13. Engage In Real Diplomacy

Online World War I Simulation Lesson Plan