Unit 2 Summative Assessment
By Emma Bergeron
Section One : Analysis
Humans migrate due to push and pull factors to other places. For an example of a pull, a family moving from somewhere that gets very cold to somewhere where it's always warm, due to how they don't like the environment An example of a push would be financial reasons. If a family couldn't afford a house, they'd sell it and move to somewhere where they could afford it. There are many push and pulls factors such as religious issues, financial issues, environment, disease, political leader, family sports, and more. Humans create cultural mosaics of themselves just like the art where you take colorful tiles and put them together to make a photo. Humans take their interests, customs, and values and put them all together to create the person they are today. Then when people with the same interests, customs, and values come together, they form a social group. These social groups cooperate together, but some do not. Humans balance the social groups out though because some people in one social group have the same interests as someone else in another social group, causing that Person(or people) to keep the peace between them.
Section Two: Application
Humans migrate in the real world due to push and pull factors. Some pull factors are things like job opportunities, landmarks, family, education, and many more. Some examples of push factors are things like war, political leader, natural disasters, disease, cultural differences and others. An example of a real life situation for a pull factor would be a person(or persons) moving from New Hampshire to Florida due to bigger and better job opportunities. An example of a real life situation for a push factor would be a political leader. If Donald Trump got elected to be the Republican president of the United States, most people who wanted Bernie Sanders would move to Canada or other counties with a leader of their liking, not one that they don't like. Humans will create cultural mosaics by taking different social groups and putting them together to form a country. Some social groups in a country are groups like the government, the wealthy, poverty, support groups, and various others. These groups work together to balance out the forces of cooperation and conflict because in most cases a person(s) will be a part of a social group but also have an interest in another social group which helps form cooperation instead of conflict. But, some social groups don't get along at all or see other views on things. For an example, poverty and the wealthy. The poverty views things way different than the wealthy because the poverty takes anything they can get and the wealthy can get anything they can take. Power shifting also happens between social groups. For example, the social group "poverty" will revolt to the government and the rich because they're controlling over "poverty" who has little power. If they Revolt the wealthy and the government, the power shifts and poverty gets more power. A power shift can have a positive or negative effect on the social groups because some groups may not like the idea of having their power stolen/taken, but like the idea of getting more of it.
Section Three: Transfer
Humans migrate, yet again, due to push and pull factors. My life connects to human migration because due to family issues, my mom moved out of house to another one. The push factor was divorce, or family issues. Another example of migration in my life is my cousins moved from Derry to Kingston because they didn't like the school system. So the push factor was the school system. Humans create cultural mosaics with their interests, values, and customs. This relates to my life because some of the things I am interested in, other people are as well and we form a social group. Social groups that I am interested in are Dance class, a daycare, and a few others. I balance the cooperation and conflict among the groups I am in because since I have different interests as some of the people in different social groups, I help keep the peace between them. Unlike other social groups, the ones I am in cooperate or are just acquaintances and don't have anything in common.
Bullets and Ballots Response
The social group I was a part of was "The Peasants". We had no power and we were very poor, but we did have two votes per person since we made up most of Guatemala. During the game we wanted Anthony as a Democratic leader so we tried to get the U.S. recognize how badly the Guatemalan government was treating us and have the U.S. give us some of their power and try to vote for Anthony as president. We made treaties to try and gain some power before the election, but the only treaty that worked was the Guerrillas joined us to help Anthony become president and shared their MSU's with us. While playing the game, power shifted between groups quite a bit. At the end of month one , the army and wealthy gained 20 MSU's, the Guerrillas gained 40, and the rest of the power remained the same. At the end of month two, my group, The Peasants gained three people(six votes) and 25 MSU's. Finally, at the end of month three the army and wealthy lost 30 MSU's, The Guerrillas gained 35, the USA gained 10, and the Guatemalan government also gained 10 MSU's. Cooperation and conflicts between social groups happened all throughout the game. The U.S. was trying to help us gain power and MSU's if we voted for them. Then the U.S teamed up with the rest of Guatemala against the army and wealthy, which power shifted there because we combined all of our MSU's against the army and wealthy and we had the most power. After the U.S. tried to come in and help everyone against the army and wealthy, the army and wealthy agreed to distribute power to the rest of Guatemala just to make sure another foreign country doesn't come in and try to intrude. At the end of the game, the Army and Wealthy agreed to not hog all the power and share it, and that was a big power shift for Guatemala because everyone had the same amount of power and the U.S. got out of it. This game goes to show that treaties can be broken and vague, power DOES corrupt, government changes through revolution, the poor(or peasants in this cause) WILL revolt, the United States has a big impact on foreigners, and history DOES in fact repeat itself.