World building is a skill used in fantasy and science fiction novels to give a history and reality to characters or inhabitants of the lands featured in the story. World building requires an eye for detail and a creative mind, while also thinking critically about how the interplay of history, economy, and culture will impact the creation of the world. This assignment provides a guide for basic world building in the genre of fantasy. The scope of the assignment is designed to be a major assessment. A rubric for grading is included.