About The Activity

For this project my classmates and I were given a scenario where we went on a flight and our plane crashed on a uninhibited island were all 30 students survived. We had no way to communicate with the anyone for help so we had to create our own government with rules and regulations to keep the society in order. We made our own unique code that consisted of how we vote in our positions in our government and how we assign each person to a job on the island. Than we made our own currency and set up a system that allowed all citizens to be able to vote on new laws to see if they pass and the citizens were able to put their own input to make new laws. Than we had a rule book for all criminal violations that stated the crime and its punishment. We also were asked to think about and demonstrate how effective do we think the code would be, than we had to compare it against Canada’s government and two other past codes on the similarities and differences and finally we talked about the strengths and weaknesses of our code.

Core Competency Reflection

I can understand and share information about a topic of interest in a clear, organized way. I decided to chose this one as I found that I was able to share my work with my partner in a way where we knew where all the information about the project was and I was able to make it very clear to represent our work.

I can give, receive and act on feedback to progress in my goals. I chose this prompt because I shared work with my piers and my teacher and they gave me great feedback that guided me to do some of my best work. With the feedback I received, it helped me know what parts I needed to improve and how I could improve it.

I can form new ideas to create new things. I can also build on the ideas of others. While doing the project I got stuck at many times where I could not put my thoughts together as I used some of the learning we did in class about past legal codes, and I assembled my code of that which helped me make new ideas and adding more information to my code.

I can work with others to achieve a goal. My Parter and I found it easy to work together as we shared our ideas to make our code and whenever we disagreed to came to a point where we discussed and used a little form both sides to make it fair and equal. We ended up doing exactly what we wanted to do to achieve our goal.

My Goal

I consider more than one way to proceed in an investigation. Usually when I start working on something I try to do it one way and one way only, which sometimes works but if you don’t you are not able to create some ideas and you can’t get quality work done. I need to recognize that there are many ways to do work and I can work my way around issues by trying different strategies besides giving up. To reach this goal I will always be asking myself “Can I do this another way?” and looking at the different ways I approach my problems.


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