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Background For Teachers:
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Temporarily add a rule to your classroom rules. It should be practical in that it helps things go smoother, such as having pencils sharpened before class starts, but not critical. (I realize for some teachers this is critical.) Explain the rule, but invite student responses as to its value in the classroom.
Expand the introductory discussion to talk about the need for laws or ordinances in the community.
Present a selection of ordinances from Salt Lake City which were adopted between 1860 and 1864. Discuss the need or purpose of these rules in that time period.
Compare and contrast these ordinances with the needs of todays communities.
Forecast possible situations from which students can create new ordinances.
What categories can these ideas be divided into?
Assign students in groups or pairs to draft ordinances in a chosen category for their community. Encourage self-assessment or exchanging among groups to improve the proposals.
Invite a member of local government to come to class. Have the students present their suggestions and supporting reasoning.
Encourage students to follow up on their proposals by submitting them to the local government or writing letters to the editor of the local paper, etc.
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