Unit 2 Understanding

Unit 2 In My Own Words

  • Humans have to migrate sometimes in their life. For example, when some people are old they'll want to migrate down south since it's warmer for them.
  • Humans create cultural mosaics when, because when they migrate, multiple ethnicities end up in that area in which people combine their cultures and learn new things.
  • Humans balance the forces of cooperation and conflict among different social groups because those forces cancel each other out which causes it to balance. For example, there's conflict with ISIS and many other countries and countries are cooperating with each other to deal with ISIS which balances everything out.

How I See the Real World

  • Right now in the real world, humans are trying to migrate from Syria in order to get away from the threat of ISIS. They're trying to migrate to many countries is Europe, such as Greece, Brazil, and many more.
  • Humans are creating cultural mosaics every day. For example, in the United States there are many ethnicities, and we all learn traditions and create new ones. This helps us become more accepting and open to trying new things.
  • The United States is teaming up with Russia in order to go against ISIS and to also to stop the Syrian Civil War. The United States and Russia teaming up is not usual, but in times of trouble, especially with ISIS, it helps a lot.

  • During WW2, the power shifted and Hitler was able to rise to power and conquer most of Europe.
  • Power shifts between social groups cam have a negative effect because sometimes they're too powerful and decide they want to control everything. Power shifts can also be positive because sometimes people want to make things better.

How My Life Connects

  • I had to migrate from my old town to a new one. My parents decided to do that because they were not happy in where they lived so we all had to move. I also had to migrate to different schools and meet new people.
  • When we moved, I noticed there was more diversity, because the town I lived in before was very small and was not very diverse. Now, in the town I live in now, there's more cultural mosaics because of the diversity.
  • There are many social groups where I live and we all belong in different ones. Some do not get along while others do. Either way people are all happy in their own social groups.
  • The social group that I was apart of during the Bullets and Ballots game was the peasants. We had no rights at all, no education, and a lot of people don't respect us. A lot of social groups were coming to us to sign a treaty because they knew we'd be able to give a lot of votes. We ended up getting rights, education, and more of a say.
  • The game started off with the Army and Wealthy the most powerful, but then they lost some power and it almost seemed like people were going against them and were going to tag along with the Guerrillas. Then, the Guerrillas lost a lot of power and the Army and Wealthy was back on top again and ended up having the most power.
  • There was a lot of conflict against the Guerrillas. The social groups didn't like them, besides the Guatemalan Government. The other social groups were cooperating to team up against the Guerrillas. The end result was that the Guerrillas did not end up with the most strength, but the Army and Wealthy did.


Morrissey, Ed. "Obama: We’ll Team up with Russia on ISIS — but Let’s Settle the Syrian Civil War First - Hot Air." HotAir.com. N.p., 18 Nov. 2015. Web. 01 Apr. 2016.