This assignment asks students to create their own government
Things to Consider about the State:
a. How many people will live there? Why?
b. Who will live there? (Heterogeneous? Homogenous?)
c. Will you allow outsiders to immigrate? Emigrate? Who is given citizenship?
i. How do you know if they are citizens
ii. What rights do citizens have
d. Will religion play a role?
a. Where are you?
b. What natural resources will you have?
c. What type of industry will you have
d. What problems may your nation face?
a. Who and where is all the power?
b. Who is in charge?
i. One person? Two? None? 100? Why
ii. What is their job description
iii. What criteria/ qualifications must be had
iv. How much power should they have?
v. How are they elected?
vi. Do they represent a certain group in society?
vii. What happens if they die?
c. Who makes the laws?
i. Is this different from the first person, why or why not (go through i-vi on #3)
d. Who enforces the laws?
i. Is this different from the first person, why or why not (go through i-vIi on #3)
e. Who decides which laws are fair?
i. Is this different from the first person, why or why not (go through i-vII on #3)
f. What happens if one person/group gets too powerful?
4. Type of Government
a. Which government do you feel yours most closely resembles?
b. Is it liberal? Conservative? Moderate? On the political spectrum
c. Is it more of a democracy or dictatorship? Why?
d. Is it unitary? Federal? Or a confederacy? Why?
e. Presidential or Parliamentary
f. What are your top ten laws on your nation?
i. Where are they located?
ii. Who can and who cannot see them? (remember not everyone has the internet)
iii. What type of punishments do you have? Who decides them?
In addition, you will need to…
5. Create a flag with a symbol of your State and tell why you have chosen this
6. Name your State
7. Motto or a slogan that describes your State
8. How will you defend your nation? (Think about the countries surrounding it)
9. What about heath care?
11. How will your government get money?
12. Show a map of your state
13. Choose a theme song or create one that describes your State and explain why you chose this song (be appropriate)
14. Present your State to your class, and defend your State