Creating a model factory/company town: (Information Fluency)
Name of the town: Bakersville
Company Name: Bakersville Inc.
Resources available: Wheat, Strawberries, Beef.
Elements of the town: housing, farmland, lake, church
Explanation / Brief History: Bakersville is a medival town that was founded by Sir Ivanworks in 1832. Sir Ivanworks is a devoutly religous man, meaning that church is mandatory for everyone in Bakersville as well as a tithe that makes up for 50 percent of their income. Anyone who works in the church is considered nobility. Farmers and factory workers work long days and get little pay. Anyone who speaks against Sir Ivanworks is fined or banished from Bakersville.
A. How was the ease of access in building the town, and what software did you use specifically? B. Were you able to apply the skills you learned in the planning stages appropriately to a digital environment? C. What were the sources you researched that made this an “authentic make-believe” town? D. Is there other software online that could have done the job better? Explain.
To create my model town I used Minecraft. I chose to use Minecraft because I have used it before and really enjoyed it. During the planning stages of this assignment I sketched out an image of what I wanted my town to look like which definitely helped me transfer it onto a computer. With the help of Mrs. Mattson teaching and the book “Lyddie” I made my town as authentic as possible. There isn’t another software that would have done a better job because, Minecraft is easy to use and it offers many different things that you are able to use with you own creative liberty.