International Security Sim
The most explosive Statecraft Simulation!
In Statecraft IS, students will confront a range of emerging crises involving nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and genocide. In order to succeed, they must balance their own country’s interests with global stability, plus grapple with difficult domestic political and resource constraints.
Throughout the simulation students will navigate ethical dilemmas, existential threats, and opportunities for greater wealth and power, concluding with a deep appreciation for the complexities of international security. In addition, they’ll develop career skills involving communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and sound decision-making under time pressure.
Use Statecraft International Security 100% online or in-person for classes with 5 to 1,000+ students.
STUDENTS BECOME WORLD LEADERS
When you launch Statecraft IS, the whole class is transported to an addictive online world where students are grouped into countries and take on the roles of world leaders. The objective of the game is to gather as many points as possible and cultivate the most impressive, powerful country!
Students both collaborate and compete to execute their country strategy and achieve the simulation goals – including their secret country goals intentionally designed to pit countries against one another and create security dramas. Throughout gameplay they must tackle urgent security decisions and manage global events while simultaneously caring for their own citizens.
Statecraft IS creates situations where students are experiencing course concepts on a personal level and must apply the lessons they’ve learned in class to succeed. Along the way they’ll have questions about situations in the simulation like collective security or mutually assured destruction that will become prime teachable moments.
Regardless of their world ranking every student will grapple first-hand with the complex mix of international and domestic pressures that world leaders face, finishing with a much deeper understanding of International Security.
Statecraft empowers you to transform your class into an immersive, unforgettable learning experience you’ll enjoy just as much as your students.
Course concepts covered
The multidimensional International Security Simulation program covers all major IS course concepts. Using the simulation creates new opportunities to demonstrate how course concepts come to life. Students are experiencing lessons first-hand so they’re more engaged and develop personal opinions about what they’re learning. Instructors report being able to have more productive lessons and more interesting conversations with students.
Just War Theory
The Security Dilemma
Problems of Credible Commitment
Mutually Assured Destruction
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Demonstrate Course Concepts
Students experience important IS concepts such as security dilemmas and collective action problems first-hand and personally feel how complicated leadership truly is. In order to succeed in the simulation, they’ll have to apply course-related knowledge.
Game-like play sucks students into the simulations where they must take ownership of their learning experience. They’re empowered to excel to their own personal limits and shine. Engagement enhances the knowledge acquisition process and makes it fun!
The simulation is easy to set up and runs itself. You have a new tool to draw connections to course concepts and spark dynamic conversations. All-unique simulation scenarios every semester promote academic honesty. Instructor tools do tasks like grading for you.
use statecraft 100% ONLINE OR IN-PERSON
Easily create an unforgettable, dynamic online class
This is a great choice for you if you’ve recently moved a class online and need an easy, effective way to spark student interest, create engagement and foster participation. It’s also a great choice if you’re unsure of what your class format will be next semester: these simulations will easily transition with you whether your class is 100% online, in-person or a blend.
how it works
Easy Set-up & Launch
Playing the Simulation
The Instructor's Role
Conclusion & Grading
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immersive virtual worlds
The Statecraft World Map is where all of the action happens! Students can log in via a desktop computer or a mobile device. The map illustrates the geographical layout of the world showing resource centers, deserts and mountains as well as the climate situation. The colored lines delineate territory zones belonging to each country. The icons mark cities, military units, landmarks and terrorist occupations. Once a student spies on a foreign country those cities and military units will also be exposed. Clicking on the icons reveals more information and there’s a detailed legend key to offer extra map guidance.
In the nav bars at the top students can access all of the critical information for their world as well as look at their intelligence data for other countries. They’ll be able to access their Diplomacy, Military, Intelligence, Domestic and Research activities as well as manage their Resources.
Tour the Statecraft World Map Student Interface:
Diplomacy - National Security
INTERNATIONAL SECURITY SIMULATION PRODUCT TOUR
Click through the visual product tour below to see the Statecraft Intro to International Relations Simulation in action! You’ll see snapshots from the student experience on how they deal with Anarchy, Security Dilemma, Collective Security, Mutually Assured Destruction, Terrorism, Nationalism, Genocide, and Despots. Plus the tour explains how the “currency” system, domestic politics, technology, how goals appear, how notifications work and how students make moves in the simulation. Enjoy!
Time-Saving Instructor Tools
Statecraft automatically assigns students to roles based on a brief attitude test designed for optimum role fit and student collaboration during the initial signup process.
Automated Student Prompting, Feedback & Calculations
Professors report an average of 13% time savings by using simulation tools that automatically prompt students, issue feedback, and guide outcomes.
The Statecraft system tracks all choices and outcomes and automatically reports final grades to the instructor in an excel exportable format for your convenience.
Reasons the Statecraft IS Simulation is so effective:
Results you’ll experience:
"helps Students absorb material"
out of 5 stars
Instructors rated Statecraft Customer Service 4.56 of 5 stars in the 2019 User Survey
Excellent Customer Support
Costs much less than a textbook
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As a company, we are passionate about student success! Our mission is to engage students in social science topics in a way that ignites their curiosity, excitement for learning, and social skills regardless of their learning styles or socio-economic disadvantages. In the spirit of this mission, we founded the Statecraft Project LeaderMaker, which donates simulations to low-income high schools. Contact Joe at email@example.com to discuss a project or collaboration!
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