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The year is 1983 and democracy is about to face its biggest test since the Cuban missile crises. The island nation of Grenada become the new hot spot where the lives of American students hang in the balance. Players assume roles of President Reagan, cabinet members, military leaders and even the Press Corp, where they will make real-time decisions to bring our American students back safely while preserving stability in the region. The world is watching and awaiting your decision.
Participants will improve their critical thinking and decision-making skills, as well as practice communication, collaboration and team building.
This room is a scaled replica of the Oval Office during the Reagan administration. Students assigned to this module become presidential advisors and must vote on the most effective way to protect the American medical students trapped on the island of Grenada. Discussion in this module focuses on international relations, the effects of military involvement in other countries, and the high price of protecting and maintaining freedom.
Students chosen to be military officers are transported to a situation room aboard an aircraft carrier. Students are tasked with planning "Operation Urgent Fury," the military invasion aimed at evacuating American students and establishing a democratic government in Grenada. Discussion in this module focuses on military strategy, emphasizing the safety of the students as the first priority of the mission.
Military Command Decision Center
Student news reporters will find themselves working in a replica of the White House Press Room. They engage in uncovering the details of the highly classified "Operation Urgent Fury." Discussion in this module focuses on relevancy of sources, the freedoms of speech and press, and how the press can influence public opinion.