CRISP - Crisis Simulation for Peace e.V.

Simulation Game: US Elections

In the context of a seminar offered by the Foundation Konrad-Adenauer and the Amerikazentrum Hamburg we conducted a simulation game with 20 high school students about the US primaries and caucuses preceding the US presidential elections. The battle for the White House was simulated by the participants taking over the roles of candidates, party chairmen or the press. The former had to get through several primaries, hold campaign speeches and to prove themselves in TV debates to rally for votes.

Format: 1-day-workshop Participants: 20 high school students Location: Malente (Germany)

Target Group

20 high school students who learned more about the procedure of the US presidential elections.

Project Goals

Through the seminar, the most crucial mechanisms of the US-elections were imparted to the participants. They not only got to know the peculiarities of the US-electoral law (primaries, caucuses, Super-PACs etc.) but also got involved with current political issues that play a role in the elections.