Day One Simulation – Ancient Mesopotamia

About the Simulation:

In Humanities class we had to do a simulation on Ancient Mesopotamia, in my group, we had to create a language before we began trading, but we could not talk while trading so we used symbols to trade, and we must have all the materials that are needed until we could open the top-secret envelope where there was a top-secret invention, and the first team who finishes the top-secret invention first wins, and in the top-secret invention it was a catapult, and that means when the other groups have their weapons then they could take over any civilization that does not have weapons or defense.

My Job in This Activity:

During the activity, my job was to do the architecture sheet while I was waiting to do the top-secret envelope, and the task was to design your own temple, and it has to include a kitchen and the main room, but In the end, I did not finish in time because we had enough materials to build the catapult, unfortunately we were almost done until the other two groups had a tie for the first to be the first to finish the invention.

How Jobs were Divided:

We divided by who wanted to do what and it worked we did not have that big of a problem of fighting over what to do. Jett, Bruce, Hanna, and Alina were my teammates in my group, the jobs we chose were pairs but I did my job by my self and Alina helped to do my job when I helped Bruce make the catapult at the end. Hanna and Alina were making up laws where they had to create 10 laws and consequences for the laws, Jett and Bruce did a sheet on making our civilizations own language and it could not include any words from the present day like English so we created symbols.

Our Biggest Accomplishment as a Civilization:

Our biggest accomplishment as a civilization was teamwork, for example, when we were creating the laws Hanna and Alina had some problems so we helped a bit while Bruce was getting the materials and we completed that sheet.

Our Weakest Point as a Civilization

Our weakest point as a civilization was when we did not have that many materials to start with so it would be harder for us to finish building the catapult because there would be more trading to do and other groups have to understand what our language means.

If I Could Do This Activity again, I would Change:

If I could do this activity again, I would change the way how patient we were and the attitude because we did not have that many natural recourses that were provided, and we saw the other team were almost finished and excited, we also were just finished trading at that time, so I think we could calm down a bit so that could solve the problem of being a bit slow.