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Selected Simulations
 

Social Science

ACE Comp Labs and Demos
Endogenous Growth Model, Keynesian Agent-Based Economic Modelling, Market Demos, Multi-Agent Economy Simulation (Java), Santa Fe Artificial Stock Market (Swarm and Objective C),Value-Chain Agent-Based Model (Java), Winner's Curse Applet, The Live Artificial Life Page.

Democracy (Shareware small fee)
Democracy is a complex and involved political strategy/simulation game where you run the government of one of 10 different countries. Your aim is to get re-elected every 4 years by at least 50% of the population.

Game Theory.net
Interactive materials includes prisoner's dilemma, equilibria and dominant strategies in simultaneous and sequential games, mixed strategies, Bayes Rule, the birthday problem, the Monty Hall paradox, risk & uncertainty.

NationStates
Free nation simulation game. Build a nation and run it according to your own warped political ideals. Create a utopian paradise for societies less fortunate or a totalitarian corporate police state.

Political Sims
Free open-source software for voting and election games and simulations, or lectures and research.

Presidential Game
Worth Publishers' companion site to Mankiw's textbook hosts several interactive features using Shockwave. One of them is a game in which the student takes the role of American president, setting tax rates, government spending levels, and viewing the effects on a variety of indicators.

Causal and Statistical Reasoning (Click on guest site)
The Carnegie Mellon Curriculum on Causal and Statistical Reasoning (CSR) concerns causal claims and the scientific process by which they are established, particularly where it involves the use of statistical evidence.

e.psych
Teaches psychological concepts, through interactive animations, video, experiment and demonstrations.

Media and Journalism

City Council
Newsgathering simulation

History

American Imperialism: 1890-1909 (Multimedia)
Students engage in a simulation of Congressional Committees researching and debating U.S. Imperialism at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries.

The Amistad Case: A Mock Trial (Multimedia)
The mock trial is designed to show not only the desire for freedom felt by the Africans, but the economic desire and tenacity of those wishing to keep the Africans enslaved. The Web Quest has several parts: trial group research, trial preparations, trial simulation, jury deliberations, and final class reflections.

Flight to Freedom (Multimedia)
This role-playing game simulates the experience of fugitive slaves.

Math/Culture
Culturally situated design tools: teaching math through culture students learn mathematics as they simulate the original artifacts, and develop their own creations.

Mysteries of Egypt (Multimedia)
Topics and materials include information and excerpts from the IMAX film, Mysteries of Egypt, Egyptian Civilization, Virtual Gallery, Hatshepsut, Egyptian exhibits, and Tutankhamen.

Theban Mapping Project (Multimedia)
Discover each tomb in the Valley in this interactive Atlas. Investigate a database of information about each tomb, view a compilation of more than 2000 images, interact with models of each tomb.

Who Killed William Robinson? (Multimedia)
This educational site draws students into historical research through the use of 'real' archival materials, including newspaper clippings, photographs, maps, diaries, artist's reconstruction, and written narratives.

 
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