I’ve previously shared many resources related to simulations (see The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories and The Best Online Learning Simulation Games & Interactives — Help Me Find More), as well as critiques of some (see THE DANGERS OF “CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE” GENRE FOR REAL & PAINFUL STORIES ,  A Marine’s Reaction to a Children’s Book Prompts an Apology From the Publisher and Thoughtful & Important Critique Of Slave Simulation Game).

Slate has just published what is probably the most thoughtful piece on history simulations that I’ve seen, including cautions and recommendations.

Check out What It Felt Like: If “living history” role-plays in the classroom can so easily go wrong, why do teachers keep assigning them?