Island Government Activity Welcome Seniors! • This year the Homecoming is held on a cruise ship that goes from the San Pedro Harbor to Catalina Island and back to dock in one evening. What fun! However, one problem; There was a little accident…On the way back to dock to see friends and family, your massive sized ship hit an iceberg. That’s right, your ship has capsized. Somehow at the moment of impact, all the teachers and adults on board were safely escorted off the ship to an island where cocktails (Piña Coladas and Mai Tais) are currently being served. The young and more physically able were left to fend for themselves. The remainder of the senior class is either injured or has not come ashore yet so it is up the group of you on the island to figure out how you will survive and function as a society. You have about ½ hour of daylight left, so Government • What type of Government will you have? Why? • How will you decide who is in charge? How will other decisions be made? • Who will be the leader(s)? • How do the leaders know what the people want? • How do we make sure our leaders do not abuse power? Laws • • • • Do people need rules & laws? How are they decided? What laws are necessary? How and/or who is responsible for enforcing the laws? • What punishments will there be if they are broken? • Make a list of your top 5-10 laws or rules. Rights • Whose rights do we need to address? • Whose rights need protection? • Make a list of your top 5-10 rights (these are different from your laws). Government (island village) v. The individual • What things should your village government be responsible for providing and what things should the individual be responsible for? LASTLY… • Island Name • Flag • **Make sure your document is presentable, organized, neat, and easy to understand. You are required to submit one document to the Island Overseer (Ms. Stack)** Wrap-up • On your own sheet of paper, explain in 1 paragraph which specific type of government you agree with most and why (minimum ½ page).