Social Studies

U.S. Foreign Policy Simulation Camp: The Pandemic and the Economy

In this course, students learn the tools of diplomacy and take on the role of a member of the National Security Council, working to determine how the country should handle the world economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Darby Kennedy, MA
74 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 10 learners
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60 minutes

per class

3x per week

over 1 week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will learn the skills of diplomacy and national security, and will develop civic knowledge about how the executive branch of the US government handles critical foreign policy situations. Not only will they finish the class with a better understanding of the government, they will also have in-depth knowledge of current events that impact the United States. Through participation in the simulation, students will learn collaboration skills, communication skills, and critical thinking.
I love helping students see the connections in our world. The simulations created by the CFR are realistic and approachable project-based learning. I have taught this class to students both in person, and online, and students find that they continue to see the relevancy of what they learned long after the class ends. It is a great way to incorporate the government, history, economics, and geography classes that I teach separately. 
Students will be expected to conduct research on the situation in order to prepare their own suggestions to the National Security Council to deal with the situation. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
3 hours per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Darby Kennedy, MA
Lives in the United States
Connecting the past and present, meaningfully.
74 total reviews
33 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I am a longtime teacher and a lifelong learner. I am passionate about helping middle and high school students find meaningful connections within the social studies. I strongly believe that learning happens more easily when students see how... 
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