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ERIC Number: ED091262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 102
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The Alpha Crisis Game. Origins of World War I.
Nesbitt, William A.
The Alpha Crisis Game, a simulation for secondary students about the outbreak of World War I, is intended as an introduction to a case study of the July 1917 crisis. Playing in teams while deciding among the action choices to solve the crisis situation, students act as heads of state and ministers of five mythical European countries, when an ultimatum is made which must be accepted, partially accepted, or rejected by country Alpha. Game play consists of government meetings, press releases, and negotiation sessions. Game materials include a teacher's guide and student materials. Teacher materials include hints on introducing the game, an outline of necessary preparations, a description of procedures for the four class periods required, and detailed debriefing instructions. Student materials are either handouts for all participants (an introduction to simulation, historical background, rules, and procedures)or specific briefings for the head and foreign ministers of each country. (Author/KSM)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Center for International Programs and Comparative Studies.