Building Your Own Town


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  • Building Your Own Town

    1. 1. Settlement Sim City (Building your own town) Ollie Bray Musselburgh Grammar School East Lothian Council
    2. 2. Instructions (1) <ul><li>This activity copies the real life historical development of a settlement from its early days as a small hamlet through to more recent times when it becomes a large and successful industrial town. </li></ul>?
    3. 3. Instructions (2) <ul><li>You are responsible for this development and have to design, plan and build your settlement according to the needs of the time. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Instructions (3) <ul><li>You will find it best to draw everything in pencil. </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT use pen. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to draw your houses roads and other features to the correct scale. </li></ul><ul><li>They will be very small. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to add any new features to the key. </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t extend your settlement beyond the size of the page. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Instructions (4) <ul><li>Just like in real life you cannot knock down buildings or change land use without careful thought and negotiation. </li></ul><ul><li>If you need to use an eraser, you must ask your teacher! </li></ul>
    6. 6. Stage 1 - 1500 <ul><li>On your piece of paper draw a river going on and off the page and two tracks. </li></ul><ul><li>The tracks must cross at some point. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw six farmhouses and a watermill. </li></ul><ul><li>The mill must be next to the river. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw everything quite small. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget a map key </li></ul>
    7. 7. Stage 2 - 1600 <ul><li>The tracks have developed into popular route ways. </li></ul><ul><li>The village has become a market town and lots of people have moved into the area. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to build: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 60 new houses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>another four mills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>some shops </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Stage 3 - 1800 <ul><li>It’s the Industrial Revolution, coal has been discovered near your town and it’s about to expand rapidly. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to build: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a coalmine, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>some new roads, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>500 new houses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>as well as: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>shops, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Churches </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>schools </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Stage 4 – 1860 <ul><li>Your town is going from strength to strength! </li></ul><ul><li>You need to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>expand the coalmine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>build five more factories. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You will need at least: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>another 500 new homes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other services for your population. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Also, railways have finally made it to the area from the East. The railway should link all of your factories and the coalmine. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Stage 5 - 1900 <ul><li>Iron Ore has been discovered in your village! </li></ul><ul><li>Now it’s really going to go from strength to strength! </li></ul><ul><li>Your town now has about 20, 000 extra people (so work out how many extra houses you will need). </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget you will also need shops and schools.’ </li></ul>
    11. 11. Your Town is finished! <ul><li>Give your town a name (you could always name it after yourself) </li></ul><ul><li>Now think about the problems that you had. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of the most annoying or difficult ones. Do you think that these might have also happened in real life? </li></ul>