In humanities, we had to create a simulation that included: laws, architecture, written language, trade, and a top-secret invention. We got three different envelopes. The first envelope that we opened had a few papers that we had to complete, like laws, language, symbols for trading, or a temple building sheet. The second envelope contained all the resources our group had, and we had to trade for the rest, which was on the front of the last envelope. On the front of the last envelope, it told us all the materials we needed in order to open the envelope. So, we had to go trade for the materials we didn’t have so that we could open the envelope which contained a top-secret invention blueprint.
During this activity, I wrote part of the laws and punishments, I drew the trading symbols, and I also went to trade for the resources that we didn’t have. Our group split up our jobs by having everybody do the same thing, but we found out that it didn’t work really well because we were always arguing so in the end, the boys kept on writing down the laws and I went to do the other stuff. Our biggest accomplishment as a civilization was having almost all the materials and laws done, and that we worked together on the laws. Our weakest point as a civilization was that we couldn’t collaborate as well and we didn’t figure out how to do the jobs faster so that we could have not always been doing the same thing together and kind of wasting our time. If our group could do this activity again, I would like to have our group choose to not all work on the same thing but to have each of us do different jobs, because this time, when I went to the trading circle, nobody was there, because the time where everybody was trading was already over, that way, we didn’t get enough materials to start building our top secret invention.