This project was designed in keeping with the new (2009) Alberta Grade 9 Social Studies curriculum. It works well in conjunction with Uglies by Scott Westerfeld which we used at the same time in Language Arts. The assignment breaks down all the key outcomes, and asks students to create a society that they think is perfect. They compare this perfect society with Canada's, asking themselves the question "why is it better" or "why is it worse" than Canada. Students were really invested and engaged, and the outcome was phenomenal. The basic idea can be easily adapted for any grade and any unit of study.