This project follows a mini-unit that studies types of government. The students are then asked to complete part one through four of this project
- Part one asks them to create their own government. They must name the type, explain the government's power and how life under their government would look like. Do they have laws? police force?
- Part two asks them to create a city that is ruled by their government. They study occupations and decide which occupations would be best for their fictional city. They also watch the pilot episode for Terra Nova and add a "special" factor to their city. I have had some students build their city entirely under water; another student built their city based on Hogwarts and Harry Potter.
- Part three asks them to build a physical model of their city.
- Part four is a list of 24 questions they must be able to answer during their presentation.