Yesterday both Rooms 20 and 21started the Ignition stage of our newest inquiry - Creating a Country.
We discussed examples of countries that we'd like to live in and why, as well the qualities of countries that we wouldn't like to live in. Some examples of the former were: "New Zealand because it's clean", "Fiji because it's quiet", "The USA because of independence and freedom", and "The UK because of it's history". Examples of places where people wouldn't want to live are: "Pakistan because of unrest", "Syria because of terrorism" and "China because of pollution".
We then discussed factors that would need to be considered if we were to found a new country. Some ideas arising were: water, transport, law, government, medicine, roads, food (crops), military.