Steel Mill Empire simulation
February 20, 2012
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The game is based on Andrew Carnegie and how he became a millionaire. The object of the game is to buy all 15 companies in a sheet given to the student. In the beginning of the game you receive one company to start on. But while the student is trying to buy all the companies before anybody else the student must worry about if the year is an economic high, a recession, or a depression. The students also have to roll a dice and if the student rolls between two to six then they had no strikes that year. But if the student role a one they have a strike and most roll the dice again to see the damage. Students also have to worry about bankruptcy if they want to win.
The first three winners of the game will receive a coupon that will be an exempt, the student in a daily grade assignment. This shows the difficulty of what Andrew Carnegie had to do to become a millionaire. When the students started the game they quickly began to use strategies and junior and winner of the game Kirsten Moore said “I used a strategy to win, when it was a high economy a saved the money but when it was a low economy a bought as many companies as possible because it was cheaper.” While this worked for some it did not mean that it worked for everyone like junior Christina Hill and said “the strategy my team used didn’t work and we just fell behind when buying the companies.” While some fell behind in buying companies others just went bankrupt.
Most of the class thought of this game to be fun and junior Symone Bryant agreed saying “Although I didn’t win I thought it was so fun”. This history game gave the students a chance to see what the business was like in the late 18th century.