Simulations and Instructional Games
- Using Simulation Games in the History Classroom - A TeachingHistory.org blog series
- Using Civilization Simulation Games in the History Classroom
- Mindshift: The guide to digital games and learning
- Gaming can make a better world - a 20 minute Tedtalk video
- Infographic: Gamification of Education
- Farming in the Gilded Age - A Teaching Channel video for grades 9-12 complete with teacher's guide. (history, economics)
- Connect with Haji Kamal - A decision making model designed for the USArmy
- Economics Simulations
- Nobel Prize- The Nobel Prize organization has a whole section on education simulations/games that have been nominated and/or won Nobel prizes! Social studies topics can be found in multiple categories: medicine, peace, and economics.
- Historical Simulations - A collection of historical simulations
- Flight to Freedom - This role-playing game simulates the experience of fugitive slaves.
- Westward Ho! – (6-12) Travel the Oregon Trail! Lots of laughter, learning and realism in this online simulation.
- Edo Japan, A Virtual Tour - A detailed virtual tour of 18th century Edo (now Tokyo) using traditional web pages.
- iCivics- Lessons that include simulations for studying constitutional rights, debating, roles and responsibilities of the president, and the 3 branches of government.
- Playing History- A collection of historical simulations and games that include various areas of social studies.
- Mock Trials - The law firm of Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C. does a mock trial related to the sinking of the Titanic for sons and daughters of their employees. They provide a complete set of information and hold a simulated trial so that sons and daughters can see the legal process at work in an interesting manner. Their web site at provides plenty of great information.
- The Council for Economic Education: The National Budget Simulation
- Civics: Model United Nations in Japan (Registration opens May 1, 2016)
- The Council for Economic Education Budget Simulation