Why Rules or Laws

Here’s a fresh approach to establishing classroom rules at the beginning of the school year. Class groups brainstorm what they know about rules for baseball, basketball, and football. They then consider how the games would differ without the rules in place. Next, they access the Internet to examine the Hammurabi Code, select one law, and explain why it was include in the code. Finally, the groups generate their own list of classroom rules.

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