Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Why do We Need Rules? - Section 1: Creating the Purpose


Attached below I have some of the posters we created at the beginning of the year for our classroom community unit. Students in my school are expected to understand the Constitution and the events that surrounded its creation and implementation. To do this I have found that they need to connect their learning to something tangible - What better than our class rules that have governed our class for the past months?

My focus is to build understanding of the importance of rules, who makes them in our current and past governments and why we changed them (Articles of Confederation and Bill of Rights) to make sure they protected all peoples rights.

  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Prior Lesson Knowledge
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Why do We Need Rules?

Unit 13: Creating our Government Through Blood, Sweat and Fears
Lesson 1 of 6

Objective: SWBAT...create a classroom constitution that defines the rules they feel are important to create a effective and caring classroom environment.

Big Idea: Rules help us to feel safe and secure. Our classroom and communities are similar because they both have diverse people who want to live and work in a harmonious environment.

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