Laws, What Are They Good For?
What is an individual's responsibility to the common good?
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Learners will discover how their communities work. They will be introduced to theories of governance, learn how governments are organized, how they make laws and what their rights and responsibilities are as citizens of their school and community at large. The culminating service-learning activity develops a peer-mentoring activity combining visual and theater arts.
Learners will demonstrate knowledge of the elements of community building, individual and civic responsibility. They will participate in the decision making process of rule, law and procedure making.
Learners will build their own community in the classroom based on knowledge and skills acquired in Lesson One . They will practice conflict resolution through making laws and rules, and adopting procedures in our "community."
This lesson will introduce rights and responsibilities of citizens in society, in our classroom and community. Learners will identify core democratic values, ethical conduct and personal virtue.
Through a service-learning activity, learners will share what they have learned about rights and responsibilities with others in their school and community.