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


My utopia will have schools for all kids 2-12. Children are required to go to school every day unless they are sick, or if their families need help planting crops in the spring. The summer will be the only vacation other than weekends and the week of Christmas. If a family is part of a religion other than Christian, then the children in that family are allowed to skip school on the holidays that they celebrate and not make up the work. They have to make up the work that they are supposed do while they are celebrating their own religion. They just make it up when all of the other kids are off on their Christmas break.


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

The schools in my utopia will teach kids about normal stuff like math and langugage arts. The only curriculum students will learn in Social Studies is that they are the only civilization that exists. Physical Education, Art, and Music will all be taught also.The students are not graded on whether or not they are good at running, drawing, or singing, but if they get the concept they are learning and they put an effort towards learning and trying to accomplish their goal, then they are awarded with an A. There really won't be any vehicles for curriculum delivery except for the usual stuff such as chalkboards, pencils, pens, paper, and textbooks.


3. Value placed on the role of Educators

The value that is placed on the role of the teachers is great. They are responsible for giving the society teenagers who are smart, helpful, focused, and disciplined. If they fail to do their job, then they will get demoted and will have to work their way back up the job chain starting at the job of Janitor. If too many teachers fail to do their jobs, then The Council will take over and will make the school system better while trying to find new teachers from other areas of work.


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


In my utopia, the main religion will be Christian. If you choose not to follow that religion, you may start your own with the permission of The Council.


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


The level of observance will not be too great except that you are required to go to church every Sunday and you must sign an attendance paper to show you were there. If you could not be there for some reason such as being sick, then you must go to the council and beg their forgiveness. If you get it, then you may be excused from that Sunday's church service. If you do not get their forgiveness, then you must do three community service hours that have to do with the church. Community service hours must be done before the next Sunday.


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


Christianity is a currently existing religion and the creation of new religions in my society may be close to an existing religion or something totally different. The creation of a new religion is allowed with the permission of The Council. The Council is taught by their predecessors to always approve a new religion unless it is has the potential to turn the followers into sorcerers or sorceress'. Religions that involve murder or anything like it are not allowed either.


C. Arts and Entertainment: Most great societies encourage the flourishing of the full range of human talents. How will
this Utopia accommodate the following activities:
1. Literature (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, etc.)


There will be books and drama. Citizens will be free to do whichever they choose if they even choose one at all. The books can be fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, poetry, futuristic, or any genre. There will be a library in Linpurus.

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

All of the fine arts will exist. Artwork will be taught in school and acting, dancing, and singing will all be viewed and performed in plays, recitals, musicals, and operas. There will be an ampitheater for perfomances.


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


Music will exist in all forms. There will be instruments and vocal music. There will be recitals to show off your musical talent, and there will be different types of music like contemporary, classical, country, hip-hop and others. Music must be made without technology.


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

There will be no films because "The Creators" know that technology almost wiped out the world and they have refused to reintroduce it to the human race.


5. Sports

The sports that exist now like Basketball, Baseball and Volleyball will all be played. There won't be football because technology is needed to make all of the helmets and pads. New sports can also be made up by anyone and with The Council's permission, leagues can be started for your sport.


6. Value placed on the role of Artists and Athletes

Artists and Athletes will be just like any other people with talent and a hobby that has to do with sports and art. They will not have any extra property or will not be in a higher social class.


D. Food: Will this Utopia have a national dish? What will be
the prevailing cultural attitude toward food?


My utopia will not have a national dish. Food will not be a necessary evil or a daily joy. It will be just what you eat to keep yourself going. There will not be anyone who is either obese or anorexic.


E. How has your Utopia dealt with the following isues of social customs:
1. New vs. Old Holidays


There will be Christian holidays. Anyone who has made their own religion will have their own holidays, whether they are existing or new. Followers of a religion other than Christianity will have school and work off on their holidays.


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

All groups of people are viewed the same except the council and the teachers who are considered just a teeny weeny bit higher and more powerful than everyone else.


3. Notariaty, Celebrity, and Respect

The council has a lot of respect. So do the teachers. There aren't any celebrities in Linpurus although someone's name may be know around the society for doing something heroic such as saving a life or noticing a fire in the crops before anyone else and alerts everyone else so that they can put it out before it destroys all of the crops.


4. Life goals, Hopes, and Dreams

Everyone has goals, hopes, and dreams. They will try to accomplish their goals, hopes and dreams by age 30. If they have not been successful, then they are given a job that helps the society and is something that they are good at.


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

In my utopia, families exist. You get married after you are 20, and you can have kids. Kids stay home with their parents or go to daycare until they are two years old, when they can go to school. Kids live with their families until they are 12, when they begin to attempt to accomplish their life goals, hopes and dreams. Children interact with their elders just as we do now. They are expected to respect their elders, but they can still have a good time with them.


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

Men and women relate to each other in the way that they get married and have families together. The men and women are considered equal and both are allowed to do all jobs.