All about rules!
Rules are an important part of society. From a young age, children are exposed to a series of rules on a daily basis. However, children and adults alike often question where these rules come from and whether they are fair.
- Who makes the rules?
- What is our role in determining the rules and laws that govern our daily activities?
- Are they fair?
- Are all rules part of the law?
This activity raises children’s awareness of law through a philosophy for children approach. In the concluding activity (optional), children work together to determine classroom rules. If they have a say in making the rules, they’ll be more willing to follow them and understand that the rules are applied democratically.
- Raise students’ awareness of the law in their lives.
- Help students understand where rules come from.
- Help students realize that restrictions and responsibilities are subject to rights and freedoms.
- Establish classroom rules in a democratic manner, which helps ensure students follow them.
- Learn to speak in front of a group.
Subjects and subject-specific competencies
- English Language Arts, Competency 4: To use language to communicate and learn
- Social Sciences, Competency: To construct his/her representation of space, time and society
- Ethics and Religious Culture, Competency 1: Reflects on ethical questions
- Ethics and Religious Culture, Competency 3: Engages in dialogue
Approximately five periods of 45 to 60 minutes each