Students take on the role of an ancient Phoenician trading captain in this quick and fun historical simulation. At each trading port, students will trade one load of goods for another load of goods which are in demand at the next port. The rate of trade is determined by the roll of the dice. Will the trade be a success or a failure? Will their ship sink before they can make the next port? Will they have the most gold when they return home to Tyre?
Students will use critical thinking skills as they make seven trading stops and trade items such as Greek pottery, metals, and linen. Some trade goods will be traded at two ports: in exchange for gold at the first stop, and in exchange for new goods, which are needed for the next destination, at the second stop. Captains must decide the number of units sold at each port, and decide if it is better to get more trade goods or more gold.
An additional math and critical thinking challenge is also provided.
Includes two student simulation pages, instructions, teacher's script, and a sample simulation.
This is a great class activity to wrap up a world history unit on the ancient Phoenicians. It requires very little prep work or equipment - all you need are these printouts and a pair of dice.
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