U.S. Government Simulation
U.S. Gov Simulation
Experience the drama of U.S. politics live in your class.
Students take on key roles including members of Congress, executive branch officials, and members of the media and interest groups. They’re challenged to collaborate and compete to advance personal, organizational, and national goals.
The sim creates an exciting active learning experience where students are experiencing course concepts on a personal level. As a result they achieve a new appreciation for the complexity of running a country and finish with a deep understanding of U.S. politics.
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Statecraft U.S. Government works great 100% online or in-person for classes with 5 to 1,000+ students.
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:
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.
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
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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 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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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
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.
U.S. Government Simulation Product Tour
Click through the visual product tour below to see the Statecraft U.S. Government Simulation in action! You’ll see snapshots from the student experience in the roles of Committee Chair for the House Intelligence Committee, Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, President of the United States and President of the ACLU. Plus the tour explains how the SP and XP “currency” systems functions, 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 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.
Let's do this! Experience Statecraft for Yourself
Book your personal demo today! We’ll answer your questions, show you how these cool features work and help you set up your first U.S. Government Simulation.
Reasons the U.S. Government Simulation is so effective:
Results you’ll experience:
"a powerful active learning tool"
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
Get started today to experience how Statecraft brings U.S. politics 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. Government Simulation.
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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. Contact Joe at [email protected] to learn more about the program.
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