This role play was created to teach students the different roles of key people in United States' foreign policy. It takes the real-life scenario of the United Nation's and the United States' current issue with Iran and nuclear power and turns it into a Foreign Policy role play. The students assume the roles of; Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense (representing the Joint Chiefs of Staff), Director of the CIA, and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and the President. This is an attempt to recreate the United States' Security Council. In this "choose your own adventure" styled role play, the students will deal with a series of decisions, each resulting in a different result. If the students make the wrong decision, they must go backwards and reconsider their previous choices. This role play deals with a series of issues such as arms agreements, "smart power", the Bush doctrine, the role of ambassadors, the right of legation, the selective service act, the importance of the world community including the U.N., Iran's conflict with Israel, detente, and many other issues. This packet includes a booklet in which only one student in the group of 5 would receive. This student will also receive a "Pro's and Con's chart" which is the product created in which all students in the group evaluate every side of all the choices they are confronted with. However, also included is a "roles chart," which every student will receive. This activity can take between 45-60+ minutes.
This was a great resource, and my kids really liked using it! My only critique is that there are many spelling/grammar mistakes throughout the document, that my students and I were catching as they worked through the activity.