This is a great activity I use to show my students how the purges worked with Joseph Stalin. Included are descriptive instructions on the role of the principal and school resource officer. At the beginning of class I have my students write down the names of their friends in class and outside of class. Next, I tell them that a laptop was stolen and the principal walks in to question people. Eventually, someone is forced to read a fake confession and the simulation is over. I finish the lesson by explaining how Stalin was able to get to this point through my Russia Under Stalin notes.