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Create a City

Have students invent and create a new hypothetical city in North Dakota. They may work alone or form a city council to make decisions regarding the new city. Activities may include the following:

  • Determining its location, population, sites of historical interest, etc.
  • Compiling a list of items to consider when starting a new city.
  • Drawing/illustrating the new city. Have them include a compass rose, legend, and scale of distance (e.g., ¼ inch = 1 block).
  • Creating a story, play, or a newspaper article about the city and its characters to share with the class.
  • Meeting as a city council to try to figure out ways to get tourists to come to their city. What attractions will there be?