Upper graders and middle schoolers engage in a instructional activity on community. A class discussion kicks off the instructional activity. Pupils share things that they do as community service after school or on weekends. They imagine an ideal community they would like to live in, and brainstorm the elements that would make up such a community. They come up with a class set of rules that would help the community function harmoniously, and decide what consequences would come to those who break the rules. An interesting and thought-provoking instructional activity.