Describing how rules and laws are created (e.g., participating in a simulation about creating a new law).
Students show understanding of various forms of government by
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Identifying the need for rules in a variety of settings, and demonstrating appropriate behavior in a variety of settings (e.g., classroom, playground, field trip).
Identifying rules or laws that solve a specific problem or apply to a specific situation (e.g., raising hands, crossing at the light, wearing bike helmet).
Comparing similarities of rules and laws (e.g., how are bike helmet and seatbelt laws similar?).
Explaining that rules are established for the benefit of individuals and groups.
Explaining why rules and laws are written down.