U.S. FOREIGN POLICY SIM
Students take on key government roles and must apply foreign policy course concepts to navigate complex political dilemas and achieve sim goals.
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DIGITALLY TRANSPORT YOUR CLASS TO THE HALLS OF POWER
When students launch the U.S. Foreign Policy Simulation for the first time they’ll take an aptitude test that evaluates defining personality characteristics, such as extroversion and conscientiousness. Then they’ll receive position options that match their core strengths and contribution potential. Your class will represent the whole U.S. political system embodying key influencer roles such as:
Students have goals that correspond to their position and they accumulate points through accomplishing these goals every week. Some goals are competitive and others are collaborative. This dynamic requires students to work strategically with their classmates while pursuing their personal agenda; because that’s how real life works! Regardless of their role or title every student has the potential to dramatically affect the outcome of the game through their strategic moves.
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Demonstrate Course Concepts
Students become part of the U.S. Political System so they experience first-hand how U.S. Government works. 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.
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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.
"STUDENTS EXPERIENCE DECISION-MAKING HANDS-ON"
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see the student interface
This is the exact screen the student in the role of Chair of Senate Foreign Relations Committee will see. Every student has the “Position Goals” and “Simulation Events” controls at the top of their screen, but depending on the position the other actions they can take – the icons running down the left side of the screen – will vary.
When you are the Chair of Senate Foreign Relations Committee one of your biggest goals is to keep your constituents happy so that they’ll reelect you at the end of the simulation! You can see on the screen below that you’re being asked to make a big decision whether or not to support a controversial war effort in Syria. If you choose correctly and your vote aligns with the citizen’s vote you’ll get points, but if you vote against your constituent’s desires you’ll lose points and your job could be in jeopardy. How do you make the right decision!? Start by gathering more info!
Role Spotlight: Chair of Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Chair of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Student view; depending on the student’s role the action options vary.
Call for Vote
Time-Saving Instructor Tools
Statecraft automatically assigns students to roles based on a brief assessment 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.
how it works
Easy Set-up & Launch
Playing the Simulation
The Instructor's Role
Ending the Simulation & Grading
If you’re looking for even more detailed information, see the Resources page for the instructor manual, sample syllabus and other helpful documentation.
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Course concepts covered
The multidimensional U.S. Foreign Policy Simulation covers the entire U.S. Foreign Policy curriculum. Using the simulation creates new opportunities to demonstrate how course concepts come to life. The events presented in the simulation are 100% inspired by events that have actually happened at some point in U.S. history. Your students will get a taste of how dramatic and exciting politics can actually be! This is not dry, boring material; students will be shocked and challenged working through the complicated dilemmas that U.S. leaders have to navigate every day.
Experiencing lessons first-hand means students are more engaged and they develop personal opinions about what they’re learning. Instructors report being able to have more productive lessons and more interesting conversations with students. This teaching tool empowers you to transform your class into an immersive, unforgettable learning experience you’ll enjoy just as much as your students
Constitutional Powers of the President vs. Congress in Foreign Policy
Role of Interest Groups
The War Powers Resolution
Relationship between Media and Government
Role of Political Parties and Ideology
Challenges and Politics of Intelligence Analysis
Institutional Checks and Balances & Judicial Review Concepts
Bureaucratic Politics & Organizational Routines
Reasons the U.S. Foreign Policy Simulation is so effective:
Results you’ll experience:
Costs much less than a textbook
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Instructors rated Statecraft Customer Service 4.72 of 5 stars in the Spring 2021 User Satisfaction Survey
Excellent Customer Support
"a powerful active learning tool"
Get started today to experience how Statecraft brings U.S. Foreign Policy to life in your course!
You can sign up online now to get started immediately or book your personal demo! We’ll give you a complete product tour, answer all of your questions and help you configure your first U.S. Foreign Policy Simulation.
Statecraft Project LeaderMaker
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 simulation accounts to low-income high schools.
How it works:
The number of accounts donated is determined by evaluating school’s free lunch percentage and unique budget constraints. Contact Joe at [email protected] to learn more about the program.
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