“Last year I took a class called the Age of Crusades. The class was taught through a ‘reaction to the past’ simulation. Everyone in the class was assigned a role that would have had a part in the real Crusades, from the king of a nation, to the nephew of the king, to ordinary citizens like merchants. We all sat on a ‘war council’ where we voted on whether or not we would have a crusade. Everyone had a victory objective and we fought back and forth and debated the issues. It really got us in the shoes of the people who lived all those years ago, and we learned what their thought process actually was, as opposed to reading about it in a history book.” Dylan Green, history major from Pittsfield, Ill. Dylan is a Pillars for Excellence Scholar and plans on going to graduate school for archeology.
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