The blue team would be offered a prize if they won because they have worked so hard to fight for there land so they would be offered a great prize. So in our metaphor, Mr. Solarz encouraged the blue team that they would get a prize in class if they won. The one student that was not offered a prize on the blue team was supposed to represent a slave and in the war, a slave would just be help and he would not be prized with land. The white team cheered for the blue team because in the war, The French and Spanish helped the American Colonies so in our metaphor the white team which represented Spain and France helped the blue team like they would've in the war.
Part of the red team joined late because the teams were not evened out. In the war the teams had to be evened out and it would still be okay if there were 20 on one team and 22 on the other but if there was 20 on one team and 27 on the other the teams would not be evened out. The blue team had to go over the bag by
It the red team had to prevent the blue team of doing so because we were the "weaker" student so we had to prevent the "stronger" kids in the class from doing so.
The team on the right is the red team and the team on the left is the blue team and the students who ran on late is the white team.
This activity was a metaphor because our classroom did our own version of how the Revolutionary war was organized. Some kids in our class experienced one side and some experienced the other side. Other kids represented both sides and some kids were treated unfairly. Our classrooms activity was very interesting and it also was a metaphor for various reasonings.