• Use a computer, tablet, or mobile phone to join the simulation from home, a classroom, or an onsite replica of a government office. All modes of game play—in-person, virtual, and hybrid—maximize students’ connections with content and each other.
• Assume designated roles such as journalist, secretary of state, and policy advisor.
• Learn about the crisis at hand via multi-media materials, including source documents, contextually grounded news stories, memos, photos, social media content, videos, and audio files.
• Synthesize information to drive real-time interactions with other players and make decisions that shape the outcome of the crisis—no simulation is ever the same. Participants will actively message each other through the platform and will debate, discuss, and deliberate what information to share, with whom, and when.
• Receive facilitator guides, lesson plans, and social-emotional learning activities that promote continued engagement beyond the simulation.