Statecraft
SimulationS

For High Schools

Great for both online and in-person class formats!

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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Years in Business

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Countries

70

High Schools

475

Universities

3,000

Simulations

90,000+

Students

Effective teaching tools used worldwide built by simulation fanatics

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

American Government
U.S. Government
Public Administration and Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy
More…

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:

How is it different from the "Full" Statecraft U.S Gov 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 U.S. Government Lite is a fantastic introductory product! You can book a demo now or keep reading to here:  

International Classes

Geography
World History
European History
Comparative Politics
More…

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 >> 

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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 Simulations IR World Map on a mobile phone

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

MUN Digital Assistant Product Screen

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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Uplevel Your Course

Leverage innovative technology to teach course concepts

Students are digital natives who love games!  
We hear stories of student simulation fanatics from many customers; these teaching tools are fun for both students and professors. Students are immediately hooked by the game-like play and then they are challenged by a sophisticated program that teaches not only course concepts but also career skills such as leadership, strategy and critical thinking.

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Experience Statecraft Today

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Easily create an unforgettable, dynamic online or HyFlex class

Statecraft products have always been all-digital tools that work beautifully for both 100% online, in-person and hybrid classes. 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. 

A Statecraft Simulation is 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 all-online, in-person or a HyFlex blend. You can enjoy peace of mind confidently knowing you’re set with an awesome instructor tool that works great for any class format and will help you pivot quickly if plans change.

Reasons Statecraft products work so well in online classes

Favorite online features

Engage students for successful, effective classes​

Using a digital simulation allows you to demonstrate course concepts in an active learning environment. Students experience global politics on a personal level so they understand and absorb your course material much better.

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True teaching & learning opportunities

Often students start with great strategic plans but lack the diplomacy to implement them. They may have errors like bad planning, not thinking through the reactions of others or poor communication. These failures are the true teaching and learning opportunities; as humans we often absorb lessons best when we get something wrong and experience the pain of failure. Fortunately, students can still succeed in the class even if they don’t “win” in the simulation. 

Lessons are applicable to real life situations

Students 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. That 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.

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Know student work is authentic; Statecraft Simulations promote academic honesty​​

The unique nature of Statecraft Simulations means every class is one-of-a-kind and that makes assignments plagiarism-resistant. It’s practically impossible to outsource an assignment that requires students to reference their personal experience, unique class situation and the simulation innerworkings; that’s knowledge only they have! 

In the recent 2019 scholarly article The Statecraft Effect: Assessment, Attitudes, and Academic Honesty, through a multimethod research design John Linantud & Joanna Kaftan concluded that Statecraft had a positive effect on academic honesty. They also noticed that students were so engaged and interested in the simulations that they actually wanted to share their personal experiences in assignments. Students even felt increased confidence in their ability to complete assignments and to succeed in the class. 

Every Simulation scenario is unique

Students want to share their experiences

LEARNING OUTCOMES YOU CAN EXPECT WHEN USING STATECRAFT simulations

Knowledge acquisition, construction, integration and application

Cognitive complexity

Practical competence in real-life applicable skills

Intrapersonal development

Interpersonal competence

Civic engagement

Reference: Statecraft learning outcomes align with the Council for Advancement of Standards Student Learning and Development Outcomes: https://www.cas.edu/learningoutcomes.

Expect Amazing Results

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4.72

out of 5 stars

 

 

 

Instructors rated Statecraft Customer Service 4.72 of 5 stars in the Spring 2021 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. 

How it works:

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