We are enjoying the time of military Japan, around the 12th century. It is amazing how well students catch on to this simulation, which is very much like the game of Risk. As well, I am always impressed by how much they study the historical background essays they have everyday for two weeks of homework. I am including lots of pictures today showing students involved in the teamwork that goes with War Lords of Japan. Some of the pictures are of students at the large maps that show their team’s armies. During the simulation I often find clumps of kids plotting and planning how to take over another team’s castle. Hopefully the pictures indicate how much fun the children and I are having.