In 2006, President George W. Bush directed the White House Situation Room be renovated and updated. The historic Situation Room was used by nine sitting Presidents including President Ronald Reagan. The existing Situation Room complex was removed and two of the key rooms - the Main Conference Room and the Secure Video Transmission Site - were preserved and reinstalled at the George W. Bush and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Libraries.
These profoundly significant rooms provide an exceptional educational opportunity for students who will form teams to assume the roles of the Executive Office of the President and the President’s Cabinet in order to manage a constitutional crisis. Fellow classmates will take on the parts of key news media members scrambling to cover the story as it unfolds before them. Participating students must work together in a high stakes environment to examine a multitude of critical sources and make important decisions about developing events.
On Tuesday, November 28th, Mrs. Aldana and Mrs. Karkut traveled with the HIU History and AP Language & Composition classes to the Reagan Library to experience "The Situation Room" described above. All students were assigned a dossier on their role and asked to dress accordingly. When we arrived at the library, we were escorted into The Situation Room where each student was assigned an IPad which was programmed for their particular role. Information changed constantly according to the decisions they made as they worked to keep the country secure in a national crisis, the shooting of our president.
We were so proud of how our CCHS students participated in such a professional manner. The Reagan Library Situation Room was an incredible experience. More photos to come...