Your class is about to get exciting!
students become world leaders
Create engaging digital worlds where students experience first-hand the complex mix of international and domestic pressures that world leaders face. As they strive to secure prosperity and peace they’ll gain a new appreciation for the difficulty of world leadership and achieve a deep understanding of global politics.
With the Statecraft IR Simulation, International Relations is not just another class; it’s an immersive, unforgettable learning experience.
Statecraft IR is easily adaptable for small classes under 20 students and for large classes up to 600 students running multiple worlds. It can be used 100% online to bring your remote class to life.
Demonstrate Course Concepts
Students experience important IR concepts such as security dilemmas and collective action problems first-hand and personally feel how complicated leadership truly is. 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. Teacher tools do tasks like grading for you.
"Allowed them to apply the concepts"
Course concepts covered
The multidimensional International Relations Simulation program covers over 50 course concepts within major IR sub-categories. 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 being able to have more productive lessons and more interesting conversations with students.
Global Environmental Politics
Levels of Analysis
International Political Economy
Two Level Games
Alternative Theoretical Perspectives
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how it works
Easy Set-up & Launch
An immersive digital world commences
Once the Simulation launches, students meet as a country and their first action is to choose a country name, city names, and positions for each student. They also select a government type and two attributes which will bestow special country abilities and constraints. Students’ initial decisions about their country type and attributes are the foundation for their strategy and affect the way they’ll be able to operate in the Simulation.
Every regime type has bonuses and drawbacks. For example, in a democratic regime the country’s embrace of freedom yields educational and scientific benefits and makes the population happier. The downside is increased crime, a coarser culture, and limits to rapid military mobilization.
Regime type and country attributes factor into the country’s Quality of Life scores each turn, which significantly impacts points earned. That means dedicating resources to building up the country’s health, welfare, education, and other domestic ratings is a critical part of overall success in the Simulation. Leaders must keep their people happy and healthy!
Screenshot showing the constraints when students choose the “Constitutional Monarchy” regime:
Screenshot of “Scientific” attribute bonuses:
Playing the Simulation
Goal: The most brilliant country in the world!
Throughout gameplay, students are working towards cooperative goals, country development objectives, and competitive goals . Each turn, they’re confronted with a myriad of choices, all of which have consequences that require thought and strategy.
Some students will make exemplary strategic moves and thrive in the Simulation. Many other students start with ambitious goals but make mistakes due to bad planning, not thinking through the reactions of others, poor communication and poor diplomacy… and they may fail miserably. These students learn valuable lessons by failing and thankfully this is a low-stakes digital environment where they can still get a good grade for participating fully. They’re able to take these lessons and apply them to their real life where it really matters!
Cooperative Global Goals
End World Hunger, Global Peace Award, Wipe out Terrorism and Save the Planet! These are common goals for the entire world; either all of the countries work together and everyone receives the points or no one achieves the goal.
Country Development Goals
This is based on the country’s development of domestic factors: citizens’ health, welfare, environment, safety, culture, and education. Every turn each country receives a Quality of Life score that can be anywhere from Despicable to Incomparable.
Competitive Country Goals
Healthiest, Most Educated, Safest, Greatest-Poverty-Fighting Country, Most Environmentally Friendly, Most Cultured, Most Scientifically Advanced, Most Militarily Powerful and Most Politically Astute.
The Instructor's Role
Reality: challenges, opportunities, and tradeoffs
Students start out with aspirational goals and a strategy to achieve greatness, yet reality quickly demonstrates great plans are difficult to achieve! They must grapple with a complex mix of domestic and international factors as they experience first-hand how maddeningly complicated global politics truly is. They’re presented with conundrums such as guns vs. butter. Suddenly there’s a mountain melting that could flood the world, terrorists are attacking and their population is rioting because of famine – ACK!
This “controlled chaos” affects students on a personal level: they’ll experience real emotions like excitement, frustration and shock! You’ll find a wealth of teachable moments and students will be asking you intelligent questions as they try to figure out what to do. Working through these issues is how real learning happens and it’s the reason the Statecraft IR Simulation is so effective.
Many Possible Strategies,
National Decisions Required Concerning:
Global Issues that Cannot be Ignored:
Conclusion & Grading
"students are building valuable skill sets"
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an immersive virtual world
The Statecraft World Map is where all of the action happens! Students can log in via a desktop computer or a mobile device. The map illustrates the geographical layout of the world showing resource centers, deserts and mountains as well as the climate situation. The colored lines delineate territory zones belonging to each country. The icons mark cities, military units, landmarks and terrorist occupations. Once a student spies on a foreign country those cities and military units will also be exposed. Clicking on the icons reveals more information and there’s a detailed legend key to offer extra map guidance.
In the nav bars at the top students can access all of the critical information for their world as well as look at their intelligence data for other countries. They’ll be able to access their Diplomacy, Military, Intelligence, Domestic and Research activities as well as manage their Resources.
Tour the Statecraft World Map Student Interface:
Time-Saving Teacher Tools
Statecraft automatically assigns students to roles based on a brief personality 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.
Reasons the Statecraft IR Simulation is so effective:
Results you’ll experience:
"STUDENTS BENEFIT GREATLY FROM PLAYING"
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 International Relations to life in your course!
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Statecraft Simulations are used in 15 countries at over 300 universities
Statecraft Leader Maker Program
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 Leader Maker Program, which donates Simulations to low-income high schools. Contact Joe at [email protected] to discuss a project or collaboration!
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