Ancient Civilizations - Paper

Grade 6, 40min kickoff and 5x 15-20min game turns

In the paper-based Ancient Civilizations activity, students create their own civilization and see how it fares over the years based on choices they make for location, animals, plants and natural resources. Students create an artistic rendering of their civilization, trade resources between their civilizations and go to war with an unnamed enemy. This activity was inspired by Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond. For an updated computer-based version, check out this lesson plan instead.

Photo of student-completed game boards

Topics addressed

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Suggested lesson breakdown

Washington State standards