For High Schools
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Leverage technology to demonstrate course concepts, achieve an engaged classroom, and save time using the most innovative and effective digital political science teaching tools in the world. With Statecraft Simulations your class is transformed into an immersive, unforgettable learning experience!
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The game is going to take its own turn depending on the students. It can go in any direction. By being flexible and able to teach different lessons as the game develops I can get the real benefits and capitalize on teachable moments.
Getting kids engaged in ideas is important. I don’t want kids to be passive receptacles of knowledge that they sit back in a test and two or three weeks later they promptly forget and never use [the information] again. Statecraft helps make learning sticky. I’ll use it again.
I could see students enjoyed the simulation and they did engage with their peers. Many of them have told me, “Now we understand how hard it is to achieve cooperation in foreign policy and international relations.”
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At Statecraft, we’re passionate about making learning fun. We’ve been immersing students in the art of government and diplomacy for the past 11 years and have helped instructors facilitate unforgettable classes for thousands of students all over the world!
THE RIGHT SIMULATION FOR YOUR COURSE
U.S. Government Classes
Public Administration and Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy
In the Statecraft U.S. Government Simulation students take on key roles including members of Congress, executive branch officials, and members of the media and interest groups. As they collaborate and compete to achieve their goals they’ll experience the drama of U.S. politics firsthand. Every student has the potential to dramatically impact the outcome of the simulation, which culminates after five weeks in a final election where students see their decisions manifest in final results.
As students attempt to navigate their role, their goals and the U.S. political system they’ll get sucked into the excitement of the simulation. Questions will arise along the way that become prime teachable moments and they must apply course concepts to successfully achieve their strategies. Engagement creates an active learning situation where they experience U.S. government in a personal, unforgettable way. Plus, students gain competence in valuable career skills like leadership, strategic thinking, negotiation and communication tactics that help them thrive in the “real” world!
With over 100 possible outcomes every class is a completely unique and exciting new experience! Curious to learn more? Book a demo here >>
Statecraft U.S. Gov Simulation Basics:
Statecraft U.S. Government Lite is a mini-version of the full simulation experience that is great for teachers who prefer a halved runtime of two to three weeks. Your students take on key roles including members of Congress, executive branch officials, and members of the media and interest groups. As they collaborate and compete to achieve their goals they’ll experience the drama of U.S. politics firsthand. Every student has the potential to dramatically impact the outcome of the simulation, which culminates after five weeks in a final election where students see their decisions manifest in final results.
Statecraft IR Lite Simulation Basics:
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Despite being “Lite” we continue to get glowing feedback from both teachers and students for this product. If you’re curious to try a Statecraft Simulation as a first-time user, Statecraft U.S. Government Lite is a fantastic introductory product! You can book a demo now or keep reading to here:
Statecraft International Relations (IR) is our flagship Simulation: an immersive, addictive experience where students become world leaders. They’re grouped into countries in a virtual world where they must collaborate and compete to achieve goals for their own country and for the world. Meanwhile the simulation shows them just how difficult world leadership can be: they must balance domestic and international constraints and respond to emerging crises while keeping their ultimate goals in mind. At the conclusion of the simulation they’ve had an opportunity to experience the drama and challenges of world leadership first-hand, leaving them with a deep personal understanding of IR course concepts.
Both instructors and students rave about this product as a fun and engaging way to actually experience IR course material. That’s why it’s the most innovative, effective IR teaching tool in the world: used in 15 countries at more than 300 universities. Experience it for yourself! Book a demo here >>
Statecraft IR Simulation Basics:
Statecraft International Relations (IR) Lite is a mini-version of the full simulation experience that is great for teachers who prefer a halved runtime of only four weeks. Your students will become world leaders grouped into countries in an addictive virtual world where they must collaborate and compete to achieve goals for their individual country and for the world. Meanwhile the simulation shows them just how difficult world leadership can be: they must balance domestic and international constraints and respond to emerging crises while keeping their ultimate goals in mind.. At the conclusion of the simulation they’ve had an opportunity to experience the drama and challenges of world leadership first-hand, giving them a deep personal understanding of IR course concepts.
Statecraft IR Lite Simulation Basics:
How is it different from the "Full" Statecraft IR Simulation? Quick List:
Despite being “Lite” we continue to get glowing feedback from both teachers and students for this product. If you’re curious to try a Statecraft Simulation as a first-time user, Statecraft IR Lite is a fantastic introductory product! You can book a demo now or keep reading to here:
Model United Nations
Model United Nations Classes
Model United Nations Projects
After-school Model United Nations Clubs
Model United Nations Conferences
The Statecraft MUN Digital Assistant is your ultimate MUN program companion! It automates two four-week MUN run-throughs for your class, saving you massive amounts of time by fulfilling all your admin needs. The platform automates the process to move students from position paper to working paper to drafts to full resolutions week by week. It prompts students at every step in the process, plus collects and counts all of the votes. Students receive thorough guides for research, paper writing, coalition building, debating and speaking. There are convenient organization systems built into the platform so it’s easy to find all documentation and collaboration tools facilitate student teamwork.
Free yourself of admin headache so you’re able to focus on what’s truly important: personal coaching, training and mentorship for your future model citizens! Sign up for your MUN Digital Assistant Now >>
Statecraft MUN Digital Assistant Basics:
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"I WISH I KNEW THAT STATECRAFT STAFF EXISTED"Knowing there is someone out there to support me is encouraging - especially to teachers like me that don't necessarily enjoy games, but see the benefit in terms of curriculum. I like that comfort of knowing there is someone to reach out to.
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Students experience global politics on a personal level so they understand and absorb your course material much better. They have more than enough resources and opportunities during the game play to make mistakes, learn from them and ultimately succeed in the simulation and class. This gives them a chance to learn important life lessons in a low-stakes environment and later apply their experience to truly important situations like the workplace.
"INSTRUCTORS ENJOY STATECRAFT AS MUCH AS THEIR STUDENTS"Statecraft is an engaging International Relations simulation that allows students to acquire personal experiences, which I have found helps them better relate to and understand complex concepts, such as nuclear deterrence, balancing power, and fostering cooperation though organizations. The number one complaint I hear from other professors about simulations, is the amount of work required on their part. Not Statecraft! This is a self-contained simulation that instructors enjoy as much as their students.
"AN IMPORTANT PART OF MY CLASSROOM TOOLKIT"I have used Statecraft for over 3 years now and have been amazed at the way it elevates engagement in the classroom. The competitive element raises new and challenging concepts for my students. Media reports, readings or lecture may occasionally bring life to international politics. This tool allows me to ride the wave of their enthusiasm when they have a ready reference point for IR concepts and dynamics. I will continue to use Statecraft as an important part of my classroom toolkit.
"STATECRAFT CAN ENGAGE STUDENTS IN A WAY LECTURE DOESN'T"When you think about the different levels of learning, when a student can apply their knowledge or when a student is experiencing an activity which then the textbook learning helps illustrate that really reinforces what they’re learning. Statecraft can engage students in a way lecture doesn’t. I recall having some pretty good feedback overall from the students in the class I used it in so I’d like to continue using it as much as I can.
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Instructors rated Statecraft Customer Service 4.85 of 5 stars in the Spring 2022 User Satisfaction Survey
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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. Contact Joe at [email protected] to learn more about the program.