Your students won't even realize they're learning while playing this simulation-style game set in the Mediterranean and Middle East region during the rise of Fertile Crescent civilizations. Individual or teams of students play as tribes of ancient civilizations and move their armies to collect resources, conquer neighboring civilizations' territory, and trade resources with their allies. Along the way, they will get a feel for the tactics ancient groups used to acquire needed resources and create a reference map of modern-day countries in the region.
This game often gives a different type of student a chance to shine as a strategic leader. Be prepared to be surprised at who excels and who is more engaged than usual during this lesson!
The file you are downloading contains all the print and digital resources you will need to run this game, including: lesson plan, power point slides (within the PDF), game pieces, and team shopping lists. While the pages are designed to be printed in color so you can laminate them and use them over multiple years, they also look just fine in black and white. You will also need post-it flags or push pins and envelopes or baggies to organize game pieces. You will also need a projector (or large scale poster of the game board), unless you are using it with small groups only.