Treaty of Versailles Simulation: Students will engage in a simulation in which they each take part as a major participant in the Treaty of Versailles. They will understand the desires of each country going into negotiations and how the treaty actually ended up (can be adapted for more recent treaties)
Objectives: Evaluate the choices each side made and the consequences, understand the interactions among individuals, groups, and institutions – also fulfil standard 1.
The Debate Over Globalization: Students will research, analyze, and debate the pros and cons of globalization
Objectives: Define and conduct research about globalization, identify pros and cons, choose and support one side of the debate – also fulfil standard 1.
Discover Diplomacy: Diplomatic Simulations in the Classroom: Nine diplomacy simulations where students negotiate global challenges ranging from migration to wildlife trafficking
Objectives: Researching and defining a position on a foreign policy issue and adjusting this position as the negotiation evolves, prioritizing goals and objectives, defining responsibilities within the group, creatively negotiating, compromising, and resolving conflict, active listening, team, and alliance-building, weighing different perspectives and points-of-view, articulating a position, and persuading others, investigating worldwide issues, appreciating different perspectives on those issues, finding opportunities to improve situations, and taking practical action – also fulfils standards 1, 2, 3, & 4.