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Can You Beat Churchill? – Teaching History through Simulations - Cornell Scholarship Online
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Can You Beat Churchill?: Teaching History through Simulations

Michael A. Barnhart


How do you get students to engage in a historical episode or era? How do you bring the immediacy and contingency of history to life? This book shares the secret to award-winning success in the classroom, which encourages role-playing for immersive teaching and learning. Combating the declining enrollment in humanities classes, this innovative approach reminds us how critical learning skills are transmitted to students: by reactivating their curiosity and problem-solving abilities. The book provides advice and procedures, both for the use of off-the-shelf commercial simulations and for the inst ... More

Keywords: role-playing, classroom teaching, humanities, critical learning skills, problem-solving, curiosity, students, teaching simulations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501755644
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501755644.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael A. Barnhart, author
State University of New York at Stony Brook

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