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How Fantasy Football saved Congress: Active Learning through a Congressional Drafting Game. Jennifer J. Hora Assistant Professor of Political Science Valparaiso University. What is Fantasy Congress?. Drafting game “Teams” of Members of Congress Online/Not Online

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how fantasy football saved congress active learning through a congressional drafting game

How Fantasy Football saved Congress: Active Learning through a Congressional Drafting Game

Jennifer J. Hora

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Valparaiso University

what is fantasy congress
What is Fantasy Congress?
  • Drafting game
  • “Teams” of Members of Congress
  • Online/Not Online
    • Spring 2007, (online version)
    • Spring 2009, (offline version)
handout
Handout
  • Congress Syllabus
    • Page 2: FC is 25% of entire grade
    • Pages 4 & 5: schedule of readings and assignments
    • Pages 6 & 7: Detailed assignments
  • Rules of Draft (page 8)
  • FC Scoring (page 9)
  • Portfolio Checklist (page 10)
logistics
Logistics
  • Class size:
    • 16-21
    • Easily up to 40
  • 75 minute classes
  • Collect most (but not all) assignments
assignment feedback
Assignment Feedback
  • Day it is due, from other students and me
  • Written from me
  • Oral from me to the entire class
highlights
Highlights
  • Research supports active learning:
    • ↑ knowledge
    • ↑ public speaking skills
    • Apply theories
  • ↑ quality and enthusiastic participation.
  • Does not sacrifice area content.
  • Jigsaw Puzzle exercise.
highlights cont
Highlights (cont.)
  • Typical Congress Members covered
  • Eliminates “the” authority on Congress
  • Simulation Success!