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Simulations & Investigations

Historical Eras

Screenshot of the Ramsay ledger interactive displayDecode a historic ledger that belonged to William Ramsay, a merchant in Alexandria, Virginia in the mid-1700s. Or see how this simulation was developed.

Screenshot of Business of Slavery interactive displayLearn more about the business of slavery by exploring four historic documents from the United States slave trade. Or see how this simulation was developed.

Screenshot of the Market Revolution interactive displayInvestigate the market revolution in the 1800s through the stories of five Americans from the Merchant Era. Optimized for desktops and laptops.

Screenshot of the Chocolate and Tea interactive displayTrace the cultivation, trade, purchase, and consumption of four key drinks from the Merchant Era: tea, chocolate, water, and whiskey.

Screenshot of the Consumer Era interactive displayExplore the Consumer Era in the United States through objects, stories, and videos.

Visit the world of teenage consumers and see the diverse objects that lived in teenagers' bedrooms during the Consumer Era.

Screenshot of the interactive display focusing on Globalization and FoodSpend time exploring Globalization and Food, two topics from the Global Era.

Screenshot of the interactive display focusing on Finance and Discount RetailTake a closer look at the Global Era topics of Finance and Discount Retail.

Dig deeper into the Global Era topics of Networks and Earnings.Dig deeper into the Global Era topics of Networks and Earnings.

Explorations

Interactive display for Farming Challenge interactiveDo you have what it takes to be a farmer? Climb into the cab of a tractor, pick a crop, and make informed decisions about how to manage your farm. Click here to explore objects related to this exploration.

Interactive display for the Triple Bottom LineAs the owner of a new cat food company, you will need to make tough choices to manage the triple bottom line: the balance between people, profit, and planet that will make your business a success.

Interactive display for Innovation to MarketHow do you bring an innovation to market? Explore four historic case studies to learn how real entrepreneurs moved from an initial idea to a final product. Click here to explore objects related to this exploration.

Interactive display for Chocolate for ChinaWhile there are many successful paths to launch a new product, there are also a few ways to fail. As the owner of a popular American candy company, you will need to make careful choices to help your product succeed in the Chinese market.

Interactive display for Tough Business DecisionsCompanies often face complex ethical business dilemmas. Explore out six fictional scenarios to see how you would respond to a challenging business situation.