Utopia/Community Project Guidelines
Honors Language Arts, Mr. Barnes
SUMMARY: You and your group are founding a utopian community. Your
overall goal is to build something that others will want to join, because it’s
perfect! Founding groups must consist of 3 or 4 members.
Project Parts: You need to show potential settlers all of the following:
1. An electronic presentation, using PowerPoint or a similar application
that we have here at school. Presentations MUST include all of the
a. Title pieces:
i. community name
b. Mission statement -- written as a detailed community goal – this
is a lengthy sentence, modeled after our school district mission
c. Outline of the community containing sections about:
i. summary statement -- what you’re about
ii. environment – what it looks like
iii. how people dress
iv. what rules exist
v. your justice system – what happens when rules are broken
vi. population control
vii. your economy
viii. other: transportation, trade, jobs, etc.
2. Poster/trifold that sells your community (tri-folds preferable). It must
a. a graphic design of exactly what your community looks like
i. For example, is it a city or an island? Is it under water or in
the desert? Are there office buildings, stores, schools? What
does the transportation system look like? Anything else?
ii. REMEMBER, this is a small village, not a metropolis
b. The community name, symbol, and motto MUST be on the
poster/trifold, in big, bright, neat colors. NEATNESS counts!
c. It must also have a scale, demonstrating size of buildings and
streets. NOTE: scales MUST be accurate.
d. There should be very little empty space on the art work; in other
words, it should be “busy,” but clear and NOT confusing
TOTAL PROJECT VALUE /30 points