Using the core principles of fantasy sports, I propose the notion of using fantasy drafts in political science classrooms. I begin by introducing the basic concept of fantasy leagues. Then I describe an original 30-minute game in which students draft US presidents and “compete” against one another along a number of dimensions. Next, I present possible writing assignments related to the game. The conclusion discusses the contributions of “Fantasy Presidents”—namely, it offers interesting essay prompts and informed discussions, and it encourages students to take the initiative in their own learning.
Elon University which has 2 required questions and 12 special program questions, always has interesting essay prompts, and this year's batch didn't disappoint. Here's a sneak peak of our favorite:
25 Creative Writing Prompts | Writing Forward