This week we continued on our trade game, this week we accomplished a lot. During the trade game, I learned many new things while finishing up the goals. For example the poster, I feel like this poster was a big success, I think we might win the challenge.
This is a poster based on report writing tips, it was one of our goals for our trade game. Our goal was to make the most colorful poster. I worked with my work. I provided materials and wrote the tips. While writing the tips I learned that there are many steps when making a report writing. My group and I ended up writing 10 tips/steps. I thought this task was very useful, I can use these tips while writing a piece of report writing, it could be used later on. The tips we wrote on our poster are:
- Decide on a non-fiction topic
- Write down questions related to the topic
- Research about your topic(Facts only)
- Analyze your research, find related images
- Sort out your information
- Create a draft with formal report writing format
- Self-edit your draft
- Peer edit your draft
- Correct edits to create a final draft
- Publish final draft
This poster can help me throughout grade 6.
The trade game can relate to three key concepts. Form, causation, and connection. Form can relate because everyone doesn’t have the same rules. For example, 1’s have to sit on the floor. Therefore, everyone has a different way of seeing the game, fun or unfair. I was a Jack, I had a benefit. Therefore I thought the game was really fun to me. Connection can relate to the trade game because it actually shows the real world. For instance, poverty and the rich. People who are in poverty have different rules and privileges than the rich. People who are poor can’t afford buildings, but the rich can. Adding on to connection, causation relates because that’s how the world is. It is our fault the world is like this, we can change it but we are not.
What I thought that helped me a lot during the trade game was merging. Merging is when people join and share their materials to create a company. I found this helpful because we shared unifix cubes and colors. Therefore we have more privileges. Although we have to divide our cubes evenly at the end, we figured out a solution. Altogether we have earned 87 cubes, if we divide it we won’t have enough cubes to beat the other groups. So we have decided to give somebody nearly all the cubes. Either way, our company wins. After this game, I learned many things that can help me in the future.
This relates to the Wall Street Crash of 1929 , because at that time, they were one of the only poorest countries in the world. Therefore they were different from the other countries.
Overall, the trade game allowed me to realize many things. For example, what we are doing wrong in the world, and that there are many steps until you can publish your report writing.