group of five, or the town council, will work together to create
the township "master plan". Each of you will have a specific
role in the town, and must research to help the council decide
how the needs of your citizens will be met.
First on your agenda:
Create a list of the priorities
for the community. What things will the town need? Narrow
the list to the ten most important items, these may include
rules, material objects, or even a "plan".
Second on the agenda:
As you each pursue your individual
research for your role on the council, keep a research journal
and record your findings. When you meet as a group, share your
conclusions and discuss your ideas before creating the final
master plan for the town. You are encouraged to share your thoughts
on others' roles. The Ambassador should moderate all discussions
and report any problems in materials or group dialogue to the
Underland High Court, or your teacher.
Members of the Council:
Your job is to review and draft
laws for your fellow townsfolk that will encourage prosperity
and peace within your new town. You must put the citizens at
ease in their new environment. How, as the township leader,
can you create a sense of safety and community and encourage
others in their roles? Use the list of "needs" to guide you,
and include your conclusions from your research when drafting
Using the resources and materials
available, what immediate structures can be created for warmth
and protection? What is available for home or town structures?
Can you offer any suggestions on “defense” to the
Detail for the City Council what
measures they should take to insure the health of the citizens
in the absence of light and varied food sources. What steps
can you take to insure the health of citizens in this environment?
What basics needs must be met? Can you offer any suggestions
to the food production team?
Using what you know about the Underland,
what food sources might be used or grown in an area without
light? The struggling township will need to be fed for an unknown
time to come, how can you plan ahead to avert a food crisis?
Can you offer any suggestions for the architect on food growth
areas? Don't forget available natural resources like the underground
streams and rich soil.
Your responsibility will be to the
citizens of your new town, and to all citizens of the Underland
who want to live peacefully. How can you extend a hand of friendship
to the other creatures around you? What are your policies on
the local water, rocks or plants, and openings to the Overland
when disputes arise? You will also negotiate consensus among
the council members when disagreements develop.