- How to Create a Fantasy Island Assignment
Both language arts and social studies teachers might consider presenting a “Fantasy Island” assignment to their students. This lesson works well as a cross-curricular activity. Ask the visual arts teacher to participate as well. In this assignment, students have the opportunity to show knowledge of geography and geographical terms, use their creative writing skills, and create a visual presentation based on their imagination. In addition, capitalization, use of apostrophes and other skills can easily be incorporated into the lesson.
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- Explain to students
- Hand out rubrics
- Provide each student
- Ask students
- Instruct students
- 12” x 18” light blue construction paper for each student
- 8” x 12” sheets of assorted light colored construction paper
- old magazines for clippings
- glue sticks
- assorted markers
1 How to Create a Fantasy Island Assignment
2 explain to students.
Explain to students that they will be creating an imaginary island which they will design according to any theme which appeals to them, one which will, of course, also fulfill the requirements of the assignment. Brainstorm ideas for the island. To get the brainstorming session going, you might suggest some of the following: “Basketball Island,” “Fashion Island,” “Video Game Island,” “CD Island,” and other ideas that represent student interests.
3 Hand out rubrics
Hand out rubrics that you create based on the specific skills you would like to emphasize during this assignment. The rubric will explain in detail what the assignment should look like when it is finished and how many points will be awarded for each correctly executed element of the assignment. Ask each student to decide on an idea and check with you for appropriateness and for suitability to the assignment.
4 Provide each student
Provide each student with a large sheet of light blue construction paper and a smaller sheet of any light colored paper. The smaller paper will be cut into an irregular island shape and glued onto the center of the light blue “ocean.”
5 Ask students
Ask students to set their island in an actual ocean or sea, which they should write on their paper, and to include at least three geographically appropriate details for that particular location. For example, there may be woods or palm trees; there may be mountains or desert. These should be sketched on the island and named.
6 Instruct students
Instruct students to leave reality behind once they have completed Step #3. Now they may let their imaginations take over, and, incorporating the theme they have come up with, they should design the island to their liking. Using magazine clippings and/or drawings, students will add roads, stores, public buildings, amusement parks, or any other details they wish to their project. Each detail should be labeled, should relate to the theme of their island, and should correctly address the skills on the rubric.
- Make sure your model is based on a subject students would be unlikely to choose for themselves (“Writer’s Island” might be a good choice.)
- Create a model which you have designed to give students the general idea of the assignment.
About the Author
Peggy Epstein is a freelance writer specializing in education and parenting. She has authored two books, "Great Ideas for Grandkids" and "Family Writes," and published more than 100 articles for various print and online publications. Epstein is also a former public school teacher with 25 years' experience. She received a Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction from the University of Missouri.
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Fantasy Island: Not such a fantasy after all
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Dezaray English , Staff Writer March 9, 2020
Imagine an island where all of your deepest desires, no matter how big or small, could be fulfilled in the blink of an eye. What would you ask for? Would you wish for something that only benefits you or would you change the world? What if you didn’t know it came with an unexpected twist, would you still give it a risk? I personally couldn’t go on the island. No matter how bad my desire is for something I couldn’t go to a remote island where I don’t know the price for making my fantasies come true.
What Is Fantasy Island?
Fantasy Island , directed by Jeff Wadlow, is a horror adaptation of the popular ‘70s TV show about a magical island resort. It’s a movie that will leave you at the edge of your seat, but also with a heavy heart. On this island, it is Mr. Roarke’s job is to fulfill each one of his guests wishes on his beautiful resort with luxurious treatment. The trick about the island is that while it is a get-away, it’s also a remote island, and did I mention there is no phone service? Crazy right? While all of their fantasies came true they quickly turned into a nightmare they didn’t expect. The guests must solve the mystery of the island in order to try to escape with their sanity AND their lives.
What I felt
Although there was a price to pay for each fantasy in the end I feel like each character got the ending they deserved.
For example (SPOILERS AHEAD), Brax and JD got independence from one another (what JD wanted and needed) and what Brax suspected he needed; Gwen realized her true regrets and became a more selfless person in the process; Patrick was able to overcome the loss of his father; came to see him as a hero, and himself became a hero; Sloane confronted both her past misdeeds and the ugliest part of herself; and Melanie, in death, was reunited with her love, and was able to be with him in a world where he was free of pain and suffering. Even Mr. Roarke got what he wanted, the island and freedom from reliving his wife’s passing over and over.
It gave me a roller coaster of emotions. Characters that I disliked at the beginning of the movie, I grew to love in the ending. This movie also in a way teaches some lessons. It shows how holding a grudge against someone can lead you to do more damage to yourself than to them. Another lesson is to be kind to others. You never really realize how your words can affect someone and stay with them forever. You should give people the same respect you would want. I also feel that some people should have left the island when they first saw the red flags. I know I would have.
My Overall Opinion
Overall, I would give this movie a generous 7/10. I love how it gave different points of views and in the end combined everyone’s journey into one great ending that I didn’t see coming. Ultimately showing us that sometimes things really are too good to be true. This movie will give you a mixture of emotions depending on how you view the characters and their actions.
My favorite characters are the ones who ultimately saw their faults and sought to make a change in one way or another. So if you like movies with a pinch of horror, adventure, and romance with amazing twists and a semi-happy ending, this is the movie for you.
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- May 19, 2020
Updated: May 21, 2020
Draw your own fantasy island representing your ideal world and see where your imagination takes you!
What you’ll need : Paper, coloured pens/ pencils or any other art resources of your choice
What’s it for?
This activity will allow you to explore your imagination and creativity and take you on a journey to a happy destination. Thinking about a positive place or experience could also be a good calming strategy when you’re feeling worried.
Notice how you’re feeling right now. Close your eyes and notice what’s going on inside your mind and body.
How are you feeling?
What are you thinking?
How does your body feel?
You are going to create a Fantasy Island which is an ideal world where you feel happy. You get to decide what is on the island.
Close your eyes for a minute and think about the following questions:
What can you see on your island?
Who lives there and who can visit?
Who is not allowed on the island?
Are there any parents on the island?
Do parents work on the island?
Are there any children on the island?
Is there school on the island? Is it the same or different to your school?
What are the rules on the island to keep people safe?
What happens if rules are broken?
What is the name of the island?
What type of food can you eat there?
What can you do there for fun?
Now gently open your eyes and create a picture of your Fantasy Island!
Extra Activity : Show your Fantasy Island to the people who live there or anybody else you would like to share it with. If they are not in your household, you could send them a picture of it, or show them online. See how they react.
When you’ve finished, spend a moment reflecting on the activity and ask yourself the following questions :
How did you imagine yourself on the island?
What made you feel happy about being on the island?
What does a typical day look like on your island?
What do you notice that you hear, smell, taste, or touch on the island?
If you shared your Fantasy Island picture with others, how did they react? How did it make you and them feel?
Did you learn anything new about yourself while you did this activity?
This activity allows you to take control and make decisions through art-making process and imagination. It also helps you to appreciate the significant people in your life and recognise what is important to you.
Take a moment to notice how you are feeling at the end of this activity. Did you discover anything surprising? What can you take away to make you feel better about yourself from this activity?
If you would like to, share something about your experience with this activity with someone you live with! Ask the person who looks after you to send us an email if you have any questions or comments about the activity or would like to send us any pictures ( [email protected] ). Don't forget to subscribe for more fun CAT activities!
Created by Karolina Koman © May 2020
Creative Arts Used : Art
Psychological Areas Explored : Emotional Wellbeing, Resilience, Self-Exploration
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Y. M. Sheree is an Army veteran who currently resides in Portsmouth, Virginia. She is a proud mother of two daughters and four fur babies. A graduate of Colorado Technical University she has received two MBAs, one in Business Administration and the other in Project Management. While in High School a short story written about, King Author gained attention of the librarians. She switched her knight to a female and the damsel had been a male. Her best friend co-authored a book when they attended High School together.
While stationed in Germany, she tried her hand at poetry that she sent to a publishing company that turned her down stating her writing was journal entries and not poetry in 2009. Her spirit crushed she put her pen down and stopped writing until 2015. Mary B. Morrison challenged aspiring writers to write a book in ninety days on Facebook. Y.M. Sheree took the challenge as a hobby to pass her time not knowing that later on that year her first published work Purple Haze would release in October 2015. She now has five published books on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com, Purple Haze, Purple Haze 2, The Switch Up, Fantasy Island, and Lady Guardians Hampton Roads Isis.
In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, playing video games on her Xbox one, and she is a diehard Baltimore Ravens fan and Golden State Warriors. Known for writing Erotica she plans on being versatile and write in different genres.
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