The following lists the requirements you will need to complete for this task. You will be creating your own classroom laws for our particular class. You will need to develop a system for enforcing these rules, including describing the determined consequences for breaking them.
- Poster of Laws (using PowerPoint, Spark Page, poster board, etc.)
- Law enforcement strategy
- List of consequences
You will be paired with a classmate for this task. Make sure you meet the requirements above and include your names on your work.
Before beginning your work, watch the following video for classroom rules and ideas.
- Come up with a list of 5 to 10 laws for our classroom.
- Combine your laws into one form. You may use PowerPoint, Adobe Spark, or poster board to document your laws (get permission from you teacher for any other forms you may wish to use).
- Make sure your laws are realistic and related to our specific classroom.
- Determine how you are planning to enforce these laws. This is up to your imagination! But remember, make sure this is realistic for our classroom.
- If your methods vary, document your chosen methods of law enforcement with the corresponding rules.
- Determine the consequences for breaking these laws.
- List the consequences with each law.
- Be sure to include how long the consequences will last, where they will take place, and any other information you think is necessary.
You will be assessed by the 3 C's: CREATIVITY, CRITERIA, and CONNECTIVITY. Your evaluation will range somewhere from poor to excellent.
- CREATIVITY: Student's work and organization was creative. The chosen laws were original and well thought out.
- CRITERIA: Student met the provided criteria: included name, 5-10 laws were presented along with a plan of law enforcement and consequence for each one.
- CONNECTIVITY: Student connected the laws to our specific classroom. The laws were realistic and pertained to the needs of our class.
- CREATIVITY: Student's work was not developed in a creative manner. The laws were unoriginal and not fully thought through.
- CRITERIA: Student's name was not provided or student created less than 5 laws. A plan of law enforcement and consequence was not fully developed.
- CONNECTIVITY: Student did not consider our class when creating these rules. The laws are unrealistic and unattainable for this classroom.
Great job! But we aren't quite finished yet. Your team will present the laws you've created and we will vote as a class on who's laws would be best to implement in our classroom. Well done. I hope this has taught you a valuable lesson on how laws must consider its audience when being created.
Be mindful as you pair your students for this project. Make sure you provide each student with many methods to complete this task. The goal is for the students to recognize how they need to consider their audience when creating laws - in this case, their own classroom.
Students should be given a short time every day for a week to complete this assignment. It would be a good idea to plan your lessons around what they will be doing with their projects that day. Do not try to have the students complete all three criteria in one sitting. This may take some students longer than others. As long as you see your students making sufficient progress, do your best to allow them to continue working on this project.
Remember, the most important objective for this project is for the students to let their creative juices flow! Your students are masterminds! Let them prove it to you.
Credits / References
YouTube. (2015). Classroom Rules. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddvTFgzkS5M