This is a great activity at the beginning of the school year for students explore creating a fictional government. In the scenario, they are stranded on a deserted island with a group of their classmates. They have to agree to a set of laws, elect a leader, design a process for making and revising laws. The collaborative group faces several situations such as one team member craves more power and one team member is not pulling their weight. This activity was designed to allow students to see different viewpoints, understand how democracy works, explore the creation of laws. It is a good activity to understand the function of government and for community and team building for the beginning of the year.