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About Convene the Council

Step inside the Situation Room, where international events are discussed and decisions are made. In Convene the Council, you take on the role of President of the United States and respond to world events while surrounded by your National Security Council.

For English Language Learners: This game offers a support tool, Spanish translation, voiceover and glossary

Teachers: Visit the iCivics TEACH (https://www.icivics.org/teachers) page to check out classroom resources for Convene the Council

Learning Objectives:
- Explain the basics of foreign policy–making in the United States.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of various foreign policy options in a variety of situations.
- Distinguish among foreign policy tools such as aid, sanctions, and military force.
- Evaluate the potential effect of economic, military, and cultural influence on other countries.

Game Features:
- Respond to world events as the President of the United States
- Address international crises through strategic action
- Engage with members of your National Security Council
- Weigh various policy options
- Delegate action to appropriate government agencies and departments
- Work to improve core metrics of U.S. prosperity, values, security, and world health

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