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Here’s how Fanschool works:


  1. 1. Create a space at and invite students to join.

  1. 2. Click Games to Add a New Game.

  2. 3. Students submit their picks by your Start Date and score points based on how often they're mentioned in the news.

  3. 4. Encourage students to learn more about current events by checking out trends and making lineup trades. 

  4. 5. To learn more about game rules and how scoring works, see the article "How to play real-world games".

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Now it’s time to run your first Fanschool game. Check out these tips for dominating your draft so that students have even more fun competing for competence:

  1. 1. Setup the arena. Make sure your students own their account. Once they do, they will have access to a host of resources.


  3. 2. Teach the rules of the game.


  5. 3. Make a playbook. Encourage students to research subject-area content that's in the news so they have an idea of which picks they would like to make, especially low priced items.


  7. 4. Practice makes perfect. Use the subject pages to help plan your Draft Days and get students publishing about their picks.


Click the Help Center in your Spaces, read through the Fanschool Blog, and check out our YouTube videos. 

Feel free to get awards from

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Now that you can feel the thrill of competition, keep your players' spirits high and their excitement up! Here are a few resources that will encourage your students to play like champions every day:

  1. 1. Current Events video explainers to utilize 

  1. 2. More Go-To URLs for Case Studies


  3. 3. "10 Ideas for Student Social Studies articles"


  5. 4. More Ways to Become a Fan of school

Use the game to keep your students engaged in (and doing something with) current events and your curriculum, inside and outside the classroom. Reset Scores anytime and publish your projects to share with each other! 

Use our Explore page to help you stay ahead of the game and help students see where to watch.

Study strong. Play smart.                                                                         

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