Statecraft US Government allows students to play all of the major positions of the US political system as they work to pass bills, get elected, run campaigns, set foreign policy, conduct budget negotiations, and work to challenge or defend the constitutionality of bills and executive orders in federal court.
Students are automatically assigned to roles through their signup survey and are prompted, given feedback, and incentivized to navigate the American political system while an exciting story unfolds inspired off of real US historical scenarios that highlight the course learning objectives. ***Great for Intro to American Government or Public Administration Courses
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DIGITALLY TRANSPORT YOUR CLASS TO THE HALLS OF POWER
When students launch the U.S. Government Simulation for the first time they’ll take a test that evaluates defining personality characteristics, such as extroversion and conscientiousness. They’ll be assigned to a compatible position that matches their core strengths and contribution potential. Your class will represent the whole U.S. political system embodying key influencer roles such as:
The Ultimate Active Learning Tool for Engagement & Academic Honesty
Each simulation really is unique. The students just don’t follow one pattern every semester. Plus, a lot of them take the initiative and they call meetings and they stand up in front of class. They do stuff without me forcing them to do it. It’s probably the best part. That’s the best surprise when students take the initiative on their own.
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 simulation 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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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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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.
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ROLE spotlight: president of the aclu
One student will be assigned the role of President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Since the goal of the ACLU is to make sure citizens’ rights are protected, in this role they’ll be working to sway public opinion and Congress’ votes on major bills and influence executive actions. Students in this role have the ability to lobby Congress, file lawsuits, mobilize the public, and work with the media to generate favorable coverage. They’ll have additional goals like increasing ACLU membership and generating positive press coverage for the organization.
Tour the President of the ACLU Student Interface:
This is the President of the ACLU Student view; depending on the student’s role the action options they see will vary.
Time-Saving Instructor Tools
Statecraft automatically assigns students to roles based on a brief assessment 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. Government Simulation program covers the entire U.S. Government (or American Government) class curriculum. 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 having more productive lessons and more interesting conversations with students.
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Role of Interest Groups
Relationship Between Media and Government
Institutional Checks and Balances
Constitutional Powers of the
President vs. Congress
Role of Political Parties and Ideology
Civil Liberties vs. National Security
Reasons the U.S. Government Simulation is so effective:
Results you’ll experience:
Costs much less than a textbook
out of 5 stars
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. politics to life in your course!
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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 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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