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Here’s how FANschool works:


  1. 1. Create a league for a class and invite your students to join.

  1. 2. Run a draft during a class period so students can select countries, states, or Congress to add to their roster.

  2. 3. Students score points based on how often countries or states are mentioned in the news.

  3. 4. Encourage students to learn more about current events by checking out the FANschool news trends and making trades!

  4. 5. Check out our Teacher Resources to learn about all the ways you can incorporate FANschool into your curriculum.

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Now it’s time to run your first FANschool draft. 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 you students have created an account. Once they have, they will have access to a host of Resources.


  3. 2. Teach the rules of the game. To learn more about game rules and how scoring works, see the FANgeopolitics resources or FANpolitics tips.


  5. 3. Make a playbook. Encourage students to research countries or states that are in the news before the draft begins so they have an idea of which they would like to choose, especially in later rounds when all the top-scorers have been drafted. Where is conflict happening? How are natural disasters affecting populations? Is there an election or big event coming up?


  7. 4. Practice makes perfect. Use these shared activities to help plan your Draft Day.


For more details on how to make your draft a success, read our blog post, "How to Dominate Your Next Draft", or check out our YouTube videos.

Share draft enthusiasm and learning on social media with @playfanschool 

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

  1. 1. All-Star Ideas to utilize 

  1. 2. "Experimenting With School" blog post


  3. 3. "Develop Better News Habits with Students"
        FANschool Twitter and news to Follow Lists

  4.     FANschool Facebook and news to Like List


  6. 4. More Ways to Become a FAN of school

Use the game to keep your students engaged in current events and your curriculum, inside and outside the classroom. Reset Scores, Add Points, or Restart Game anytime using your Commissioner Tools: These features will help you encourage and engage! 

Program your own social media feeds to deliver news to you and help your students do the same on a daily basis. Use our "Where to Watch" and "Case Study" links to help you stay ahead of the Trends and help students see where to trade.

Study strong! Play smart.                                                                         
the FANschool Team

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