The Island is a project based learning experience where students “live the experience” of discovering and being stranded on an island. Through this simulation, they will create fictional characters. These characters are then put into situations and incidents that create the plot. As the plot unfolds, students will experience the positive and negatives of a dictatorship, monarchy, and democracy. They will also evaluate needs versus wants and the basics of an economy. Constructed for 3rd and 5th grade SS standards.