Today in humanities we learned about how the earliest civilizations survived in the environment around them. We learned that even though the basic materials we had were not the best we still looked to trade as we went through the simulation. During the activity, my job was not specific so I just helped where I was needed. We didn’t feel the need to have a “leader” for say but we all kind of just did what we felt was important at the time like when Eloise was trading I was working on the temple it all depended on the time!
One way we divided the work was by taking charge but not in a bossy way Eloise and I were working on the secret langue while we told our other group members (Steven, and Sayi) to work on something else! But our overall biggest achievement was being able to have good cooperation within our team. Our weakest point was when we had no more natural resources to trade this was because we weren’t the luckiest group with our starting resources! If I were able to do this simulation again I would have spent more time trading with other groups while we did the other things after we knew we had everything we needed!
One day is a day that middle schoolers are able to express themselves through different activities by picking what they’re interested in for example teaching, or art, or sports. this was my first middle school one day, I picked to teach a class of 2nd graders for a day it was my second choice my first choice was photography but I’m kind of happy that I got teaching because it shows me how hard all my teachers work and try to please everyone! next year I hope to do this again!
In this unit one thing I was very proud of the cup insulator because I put a lot of effort and time into this project because I love to design and I really feel like this project was fun. I would have worked better with my group, I need to work on not hogging the groups work! I feel like the hardest part of the projects was working with limited materials. the materials were very limited and that was probably the hardest because I couldn’t to the idea I had many times because that wasn’t a good material. For example, maybe preventing heat loss would have been easier if I could have used more diverse materials. Or If I had to do this again I would have reconstructed my prototype to use the available materials.