Welcome to ELF 120-Democracy. This page contains information about ELF 120-Democracy and outlines the structure of the course. It also contains the content for the course and the first steps to getting started.
ELF 120-Democracy uses the game Democracy as its main teaching tool. Democracy 3 is a government simulation game in which players take on the mantle of a political leader and face the difficulties and hardships of running a country.
The structure of the course looks something like this:
- Players purchase and download the game.
- Players complete the tutorials.
- Players are through guided directed play that illustrates important concepts in democracy.
The formula for any given session looks like this:
- Players progress through directed play.
- Players watch a collateral video to tie what players have learned back to real life.
- Install Steam and create a Steam account. If you don't like Steam, then feel free to independently acquire Democracy 3.
- Buy and install Democracy 3.