III. Culture, Social Customs, and Family Structure

A. Education of citizens is an important aspect in most civilizations.
How will this Utopia respond to the following issues:
1. Access to education

2. Curriculum taught and vehicle(s) for curriculum delivery

3. Value placed on the role of Educators

B. How will this Utopia address the following issues regarding religion?
1. State sanctioned religion vs. multiple religious traditions

a. If a state sanctioned religion, what level of observance
will be required? What will enforcement procedures entail?

2. Observance of eastern and western religions as they
currently exist vs. the creation of a new religion or many
new religions?

C. Arts and Entertainment:
Most great societies encourage the flourishing of the full range of human talents. (Note: do not address censorship in this section; see the Government section) How will this Utopia accommodate the following activities:
1. Literature (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, etc.)
The colonists brought a great deal of books with them. The books included poems, play scripts, and books that could be used to help people learn. Over half the books though, were sci-fi-fantasy.

2. Fine arts (painting, sculpture, drawing, acting, dance, etc.)

3. Music (instrumental - classic, instrumental - contemporary,
vocal, etc.)

4. Film (documentary, animation, fiction, etc.)

5. Sports

6. Value placed on the role of Artists and Athletes

D. Food: Will this Utopia have a national dish? What will be
the prevailing cultural attitude toward food? (For example,
necessary evil or daily joy?)

E. How has your Utopia dealt with the following isues of social customs:
1. New vs. Old Holidays
Every family can celebrate whatever holidays they wish though there are a few, like the Landing, that are common holidays.

2. Social Classes (Are different groups of people viewed differently?)

3. Notoriety, Celebrity, and Respect

4. Life goals, Hopes, and Dreams

F. How are families structured in your Utopia? (Is there a concept of marriage? How do children interact with their elders?)

G. How do men and women relate to one another?