Lesson 2b: What Is A Good Rule? (MS Fall)

Citizens, Not Spectators

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This lesson offers students the opportunity to take the role of voters with special interests. Students draw up initiatives for new classroom or school rules. Working in groups of four or five, students share their ideas and rationale for new rules. Students listen to other students’ interests, provide justifications for new rules, and reach a consensus by majority vote. Each group submits its priority initiative for ballot consideration. Schedule this lesson to give students sufficient time to discuss their initiatives before the simulated election. CCSS: RH.6-8.3 CM_LP

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May 2013
Excellent resources for authentic practice in taking the role of voters by designing new classroom and/or school rules.