In this simulation we had to work in groups. We all had two envelopes. In one envelope we had to create laws, create a written language, and design and draw a temple. In the other was the blue print to the top secret invention. Once we were finished with our written language and were given a check mark we were able to start to trade. We had to trade materials with other groups to get the materials we needed to build our top-secret invention. Whichever group built the invention first, “won” the simulation.
During this simulation, I was designing the temple while working together with everyone else to decide how and what we were going to trade considering that we only had two forks, which we needed.
As a group we all just looked over all of the pieces of paper and took a piece of paper each to complete. We had to switch papers sometimes to get things done.
We didn’t really have much because we started off with only two forks and we needed both. Even though it isn’t that big of an accomplishment, our biggest accomplishment would probably be the fact that we actually gained more resources we needed.
Our weakest point as a civilization was the limited resources, and the lack of teamwork and communication. We could have done a lot better with the trading if we all listened to each other and took their suggestions and worked together more as a group.
If I could do this activity again, I would spend more time creating the written language instead of wasting time on the things not needed. I also think we should try to trade for extra things that we can use to gain more resources that we need. Another thing would be trying to work together more. This would be better because it would be more efficient, and we’ll be able to get more needed resources. And we’ll be able help each other and better understand what we are trying to ask or say.