The Shadow of the Future has launched


We are delighted to announce that The Shadow of the Future has officially launched and is now available for booking at Imperial War Museums.

The experience challenges Key Stage 4 students to lead America or the Soviet Union through the Cuban Missile Crisis during the Cold War.

Using video, game theory and roleplay students are recruited by American scientists to explore decision-making in the context of The Cold War. They do this by playing ‘The Prisoner’s Dilemma’, a real-life thought experiment employed by the global think-tank the RAND Corporation in 1950, which will allow them to uniquely examine the challenges facing both sides in an age of potential nuclear armageddon.

“A great way to gain an understanding of the difficult decisions the leaders of the USA and USSR had to make during the Cold War and the level of trust and mistrust that they had.”  Key Stage 4 Teacher

The Shadow of the Future is available for KS4 class groups and teachers to book now, click here to make a booking.

If you’d like more information about the experience give us a knock, and stay tuned for more updates about the project on our blog.

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