My Model Town

Creating A Model Factory Town

Name of the town: Millstone Village

Company Name: Grant Lumber Incorporated

Resources Available: Water, coal, lumber, crops, livestock

Elements of the town: Sawmill, Housing, Farmland, Rivers, Coal Mine, Factories, Barns

Population: 274

Explanation / Brief History: Millstone is an up and coming town founded in 1822 by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Miller. They have been married for 22 years and have three beautiful young children together . Their family loved each other very much but they never had enough money for rent or to buy a home so they would get in arguments a lot. One day Mr. Miller decided he had had enough and took him and his entire family across the country looking for a fresh start. After days on the road Mr. Miller finally decided that this was it, this was the land he and his family would put down roots. After a few weeks of them living in what is now Millstone village, Mr. Miller invited his good friend Mr. Samuel Copestone to their new home. Mr. Copestone was a bachelor born into a wealthy family and as soon as he saw the land he knew what he wanted to do with his fortune. Mr. Copestone sat down and talked with Mr. and Mrs. Miller about co-founding a town together. Mr. Miller loved this idea and was right on board to get started. Now just over 12 years later their village has grown immensely with over 200 residents, 50 plus buildings, many opportunities for work and is constantly expanding and growing.

Media Fluency Reflection

A. How was the ease of access in building the town, and what software did you use specifically?

Building my town was easier than expected but it took awhile to get the hang of. I used the software ‘Roll For Fantasy’ as requested by the ADL teachers, and I enjoyed playing around with the different designs I could do. If I ever needed to do something like this again I would defiantly use this website because of the simple layout and how easy it was to navigate.

B. Were you able to apply the skills you learned in the planning stages appropriately to a digital environment?

Before actually creating my design I drew it out on a piece of paper to see if I liked the look of it or not. I tried my best to fit the description of the town into the design for a more realistic understanding. So, yes.

C. What were the sources you researched that made this an “authentic make-believe” town?

I used 2 different sources to try and get as precise as possible. The first source I used was just using google and looking up different pictures and drawings of factory towns. Doing this helped me to get the main idea of what these towns all have in common and then creating one design with the information. The last source I used was reading the book ‘Lyddie’ by Katherine Paterson in my Social Studies 9 class. ‘Lyddie’ is about a very poor young girl that works at a factory during the Industrial Revolution. When I read about the town Lyddie lives in, it is described in my opinion very similar to my design.

D. Is there other software online that could have done the job better? Explain.

There is defiantly other software that could do a better job, however I would still use Roll For Fantasy. Other websites may have a better look to the finished product, but if you just want to be efficient and get it done I would recommend Roll For Fantasy.

Comic Strip Story: Georgia’s Pool Party

Georgia’s Pool Party

The theme of our comic strip is “Happiness can be found in unlikely circumstances” so my partner (Destin Purchas) and I came up with this concept. This comic was for a “Creative and Collaboration Fluency Assignment” from my English 9 course. In this comic the main character Georgia does not want to go to a pool party because she is self conscious. Her mom makes her go and ends up having a great time. The theme “Happiness can be found in unlikely circumstances” is shown well in this comic.


All About Me :)

My Bio:

Hi, my name is Aislyn and I’m going to tell you a bit about myself. I have 2 older siblings – one sister and one brother. My sister Marin just graduated from Centennial in the spring, and my brother Evan is currently in grade 11 also at Centennial. Some of my favourite subjects in school are Food Studies, Art, and English. In my free time I like to watch Netflix, cook and bake, hang out with friends and play sports. The sports I like to play are box lacrosse and field lacrosse but, I played soccer for 10 years and ringette for 3 years. Some words that people in my life say are best used to describe me are passionate, outgoing, helpful and charismatic. Those are just a few interesting things about my life.

My Favourite Website:

This website is useful to me because I use recipes from it all the time.

All Recipes is my favourite website because I love to cook and bake. In a normal week I am probably making something in the kitchen six out of the seven days. I like to cook dinner for my family because it is fun for me and I enjoy it. Some of the things I like to make my family for dinner include: Stuffed peppers, pasta, barbecued chicken, caesar salad, stir fry and lot, lots more. I like to bake too, especially cookies, brownies, cakes, dessert squares, cupcakes and too many other things to name.

My Favourite Video:

This is a movie trailer for the movie ”Greater”. It is an underrated movie that not a lot of people have seen, but it is incredible. It premiered in 2016 but the first time I watched it was around November 2019. It teaches you that hard work and determination will help you achieve your dreams and that nothing in life is impossible. It is based on a true story which makes the movie even more meaningful. If you have Netflix you have got to watch this movie!

My Favourite Image:

Jalisco, Mexico March 2019

This is one of my favourite photos because it reminds me of such happy memories with my family. I took this photo in March of last year at the top of the Mirador Cerro de la Cruz observation deck in Puerto Vallarta. Mexico is one of my favourite places on earth and it is so beautiful there. My family has been going there since before I was born and I could never get tired of it.

My Favourite Quote

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” -Anna Mary Robertson Moses

This quote is important to me because it is so powerful. To me it means that everyone is able to choose their own path in life, you have just got to pick the right one.