The following is a simulation which allows students to simulate a time period in American History in which a lot of students struggle to comprehend....the Populist Movement. I just ran this simulation on 9/13/13 and my students enjoyed it immensely and stated upon leaving they now get what this time period really was like. This simulation is a great segway into Industrialization and Big Business. For this simulation students are assigned a role to portray: a Banker, a Railroad Boss, a Farmer, a Populist Party member, or a Government official. This simulation includes clearly written step by step instructions as to how to carry out this simulation. Trust me.....you will be glad you did this! Your students will too!! I even had two colleagues who teach American History walk past my classroom while we were doing this simulation and ask me for it!!