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In The Zone - Town Zoning

All Ages

Careers and Management

Government, Politics & Civics

Service Learning & Social Good

Students can experience developing a town using industrial, commercial and residential zones or tri-community governance (ex. Trash Collection Plan)

avatar Submitted By: Benjamin Kelly

January 17, 2017

Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

InTheZone World File

Spawn by the well in town with a board waiting with ideas

Supporting Files

Project title card


Title card

Town well board screen shot


screen shot

Town overview


image of the town from above for planning

Town angle 2


town above angle 2

Learning Objectives

  • Students will study zoning in communities and expand a town based on zoning agreements
  • Students will practice tri-community governance and practice negotiating for resources and other improvements for their community.

Guiding Ideas

What is town zoning and how does it impact citizens?

How do three small communities exists together with limited resources?

What planning goes into aspects such as trash collection in a town?

Student Activities

Students will be assigned a zone of town and are only allowed to create services that meet zoning requirements. Mesa could be only industrial, desert could be commercial stores and forest can be only residential.

Students can also treat these biomes as a tri-community and live in each community. They will have to negotiate for resources and participate in trade within the three communities.

Students can discuss power provision, garbage collection and other services by zones in the community as well.

Performance Expectations

Students can choose or be assigned a town zone and build only zone permitted services in that zone.

Students can live in one of the three communities (biomes) and participate in trade with the other zones

Students can elect a government representative from each zone to advocate for their zone and earn resources and improvements.

Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

InTheZone World File

Spawn by the well in town with a board waiting with ideas

Supporting Files

Project title card


Title card

Town well board screen shot


screen shot

Town overview


image of the town from above for planning

Town angle 2


town above angle 2