May 01, 2014

Rules, Rules, Rules

Grade Level:

General

Overview:

In this lesson, students are asked to play a game – passing an object, such as an eraser – in which the rules are unclear and keep changing. Students are then asked to actively reflect on when and why rules are important and necessary. The leader might then connect rules of the game to the rule of law, and discuss the importance of law in our communities and in our society.

 

Time needed:

30-45 minutes

 

Materials required:

Rules, Rules, Rules Lesson Plan

 

National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies:

Theme 6: Power, Authority, and Governance

Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices