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 Mission Day

How to Set up the Classroom

What Happens During the Simulation

Communications Center

Mission Day Answer Key

Post-Brief Questions

How to Set up the Classroom

Room Setup
Set up the room so that students have plenty of room to spread out and work in groups. We recommend at least one large table per team of approximately eight students. It is important to arrange the team areas in the room so that team messengers can walk to and from the communications station as needed, without interfering with the ongoing work and without tripping on computer or printer cables. In addition, position the team areas to allow everyone to observe the large projection screen in front of the class.

Video Conference Setup
Set up one of the tables as the communications station at the front of the room. Adjust the microphone and camera so that the Communications Specialists (one student per team) can be seen and heard, with everyone else in the room behind them from the camera's point of view.

Computer Setup
Each team (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, etc.) requires three to four computers.
See Technical Requirements for details

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Classroom Materials

  • Be sure you have 10 or more report forms for each team. There are 4-5 report forms per 8.5 x 11-inch sheet, so be sure you cut them apart. Ideally, these should be on colored paper—one color for each of the teams. Also, be sure to print out the data worksheets and graphs. They can all be found here.
  • Print out a table tent for each team of students.
    1. Communications Specialists
    2. Alpha Team
    3. Bravo Team
    4. Charlie Team
    5. Delta Team
    6. Echo Team
  • Remember the extra materials, such as calculators, rulers, pens, and paper.

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