My Model Town

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

Population: 42

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.

Media Fluency

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.

About me

My bio 

Hi! My name is Alexandra. This year I am looking forward to learn and get better at Math, since math is area that I struggle with. I am also very exited to take part in Photography 10 later in the year. I find taking photos very relaxing and freeing. 

One of the things I love to do is swim. I have been doing Artistic Swimming for 7 years. I took part in a few national competitions over the years and plan to do so this year if possible. I love swimming because it takes my mind off of my problems and I really enjoy being around my teammates. 

My Favourite Website

My favourite website is Netflix because there are so many great movies and shows to watch. Netflix is also great when you need to pass time or take a break from work.

My Favourite Video

Getting out of my comfort zone is something I need to work on, and this video helps me remember the things I may miss if I don’t get out of my comfort zone. I watch this video before a big events to ease my nerves. 

My Favourite Image

The tea glistening in the warm sunlight and the flowers wandering in a sea of warmth. I just love this picture because it makes me feel so at peace and tranquil.

My Favourite Quote

“Live for each second without hesitation.” — Elton John

This quote means a lot to me because it is a reminder for me to never doubt myself and to live life to the fullest.