Simulations are a powerful tool for learning:

  • public speaking
  • working in a group
  • working alone
  • how and when to compromise
  • how and when to persuade others to your way of thinking
  • application of principles learned in class and study
  • crisis management
  • introspective analysis
  • human nature
  • group culture and dynamics
  • how to cope with disappointment and failure to achieve ideals
  • how to treat opponents and enemies, and how to differentiate between them

The TJEd for Teens book has a list of basic-level simulations appropriate for most anyone at or above Scholar Phase. Below is a list of more advanced scenarios appropriate for late Scholar Phase or adult simulations.

Please note that the most important part of a simulation is the Debriefing. The Debriefing is a pre-planned time directly following the simulation when the mentors and facilitators engage the participants in a colloquium to help them consider and anchor the lessons learned (see list above).

Click on the links below:

Simulation: Martial Law (contains special debriefing suggestions for mentors and facilitators)

Simulation: Israel

Simulation: “Democratic-Republican” Party Formation

Simulation: China Invades Japan

Simulation: Township Constitution

Simulation: Soft Nation-States

Simulation: Mother Needs Millions

Simulation: Post-Cataclysm