Human Development and Learning is defined by the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards as:

"The teacher understands how individuals grow, develop, and learn and provides learning opportunities that support the intellectual, social, and personal development of all students."
The Prince Simulation
I built the extensive Internet simulation linked above to help my students in European History class understand the important concepts of their summer reading book, The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli. This game puts the user in the place of a Medici Prince during the Renaissance and requires difficult decision-making. This simulation includes more than 30 separate web pages I created and dozens of links to outside sources. This game introduces the concepts discussed in the book in far more interesting and dynamic format and helps generate a far more interactive discussion of the material in class. It also helps to serve as a review device before the summer reading quiz.