May 02, 2014

Teen Curfew

Grade Level:

Middle/High

 

Overview:

In this lesson, students will consider a proposed teen curfew law in a mock city council session. The class is divided into groups; one group is the city council, and the others represent the interests of groups of citizens – merchants association, county school board, etc. This exercise helps show students how citizens can be involved in policy change and decision making. 

 

Time needed:

1 class period

 

Materials required:

Teen Curfew – Lesson Plan

 

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

Theme 5: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions

Theme 6: Power, Authority, and Governance

Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices