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Why Do We Have Rules?
Second graders examine reasons for rules and the value of rules to individuals, families, and society; students sort rules by benefit and create a sample set of rules.
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Wanted! A Few Good Friends
What are your scholars' rights and responsibilities? As part of a larger unit, this instructional activity references past activities. Use the discussion prompts to help scholars recall school rules, then read Lily's Purple Plastic...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Wanted: A Few Good Friends
As you introduce your new first graders to their classroom, consider this activity as a way to discuss rules and expectations. Although the introduction seems to focus more on qualities of a good friend, the instructional activity itself...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Small Moments in the History of the World Trade Center
"How could we have good memories of something sad?" As part of their study of the events of 9/11, class members listen to a reading of the children's picture book, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, and then create an "I lost . ....
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
We the Students
Establish justice and tranquility in the classroom with this primary grade activity on the US Constitution. Beginning with a discussion about the importance of rules and a class reading of a children's book on the Constitution, young...
5 mins K - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Is Authority?
Young scholars examine the concepts of power and authority as they begin learning about government in this elementary social studies lesson. Through a series of readings, discussions, and problem solving activities, children learn about...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Orb and Effy Learn About Authority
Simplify the teaching of the US Constitution with this primary grade social studies lesson. While reading a fun story about an imaginary place called Bubble Land, children learn about the concept of authority and the importance of rules...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 1: The Importance of Rules in Our Country and in Our Classroom
Explore the importance of rules in a community with the engaging first lesson plan of this series on the US government. To begin, children play a paper clip game that requires them to make up their own rules as they go, after which the...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History
Creating a Classroom Constitution
Youngsters identify and interpret the importance of having rules in order to maintain order at home, at school, in their community, and in the United States. They create a working Classroom Constitution that governs the classroom and...
1st - 5th English Language Arts