Dispute Resolution – Case of the Professional Tap Dancer
By Arlene Gallagher, adapted from “Living Together Under the Law: An Elementary Education Law Guide,” published by the Law Youth and Citizenship Program of the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Department of Education.
Students hear a simple story about two neighbors with conflicting interests. They brainstorm possible solutions to the conflict and discuss what rules could have existed to avoid the conflict and when those rules should have been made.
- Identify the problem;
- State some possible solutions;
- Consider the consequences of each solution;
- Make a decision that is legal and fair to all.