Professional Educators


Professional Educators

This group is for educators of all levels, whether or not they use wargames in the classroom. You could be a college professor, a high school teacher, or an aid in a grade school, and this group would be for you.

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Latest Activity: Dec 5, 2018


When I started teaching at APUS, I found out that I could take courses there for free.  So, naturally as I'm a wargamer, I signed up for the Master of Arts program in Military History, concentrating on World War II.  I finished my last course, an elective on command and leadership in the Revolutionary War, and took my comprehensive exam at the end of June.  I ended up passing "with distinction."

Now, I've passed all the audits and reviews, and I'm scheduled to receive my degree, effective August 15.  Unfortunately I won't receive the paper diploma though for up to another couple of months.

That is the culmination of six years of work, taking one class at a time, while working two jobs and doing a lot of freelance writing, game design and development, and publishing Line of Departure.  It will all be officially over in less than a month.

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Added as a Blog Post, But Applicable Here -- Academic Articles

I already posted this as a blog post, but I think this bit of news bears repeating in the group for professional educators.  I hope that this new page on…Continue

Tags: Online Features, Line of Departure, Jim Werbaneth, Graduate School, Academic

Started by Jim Werbaneth Feb 14, 2017.

Extra Credit Quiz 6 Replies

Here is an extra credit quiz that I offer in my Major Issues of Modern US History class at La Roche.  I don't announce it, and give it in the first five minutes of class.  If you're not there when it…Continue

Tags: La Roche College, Undergraduate, Freshman History, Major Issues of Modern US History, Quiz

Started by Jim Werbaneth. Last reply by Jim Werbaneth Mar 7, 2016.

Extra Credit Assignments 7 Replies

This group has been pretty quiet for a while.  Maybe this is a good time to talk about something that has been nagging at me the last couple of weeks.How many of you give extra credit assignments? …Continue

Tags: Students, Participation, Teaching, Extra Credit Assignments, Education

Started by Jim Werbaneth. Last reply by Jim Werbaneth Aug 3, 2014.

Teaching About the Holocaust 3 Replies

We just had Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah.  Did anyone introduce any special lessons to commemorate it, or otherwise give special attention to the Holocaust this week?  I'm also asking on…Continue

Tags: Genocide, Teaching, Lessons, LinkedIn, Nazi Germany

Started by Jim Werbaneth. Last reply by Jim Werbaneth Apr 21, 2012.

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Comment by Dave Murray on February 8, 2010 at 5:05pm
Hi everyone I am a primary school teacher in the UK. For many years I taught in a special unit dealing with children with severe emotional and behavioral problems. I then worked briefly in child protection and am currently back teaching in a small rural primary school.

Not much opportunity for war-gaming with the kids I teach - but we do play some simpler Euros.
Comment by Jon Compton on January 21, 2010 at 1:37pm
FWIW, I've also been able to get the Matrix Harpoons to run fine in WinE under Linux.
Comment by Jon Compton on January 21, 2010 at 1:35pm
I thought TacOps was DOS based?
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on January 21, 2010 at 12:58pm
The newer Matrix versions of Harpoon are designed for the 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows, including XP, and I don't have any problems. But DOSBox has its limits when it comes to Windows 3.1 16-bit software, though it's great with the DOS stuff.
Comment by Alan Emrich on January 21, 2010 at 12:28pm
Count me in! I teach college game design and project management classes. :-)

Alan Emrich
Comment by Jon Compton on January 21, 2010 at 11:02am
I'm haven't had any trouble getting the current version of Harpoon to run. For TacOps you might try DosBox.
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on January 21, 2010 at 9:34am
I used to have a lot of fun with Tac Ops, and it was loaded with great information. Along with Harpoon, I thought it was one of the better hardware-oriented learning tools in the wargamer's library.

Now to find a way to make 16-bit Windows games work on my 64-bit Windows boxes...
Comment by Eric Walters on January 21, 2010 at 6:50am
When at the Navy-Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, we used the double-blind board game InfoChess by Aegis Research to teach Information Operations. Also used an earlier version of the computer game TACOPS by BattleFront as part of our deliberate planning syllabus.

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