You Make the Rules

Lesson Duration

Author:  Big Apple History for WNET New York

In the course of their daily lives, students have to abide by countless rules established by the adult world. In this activity, students explore the nature of rules and see how they help in the formation and operation of organizations. Working in small groups, students create their own charter for a new club.


  • Students will learn about the value of rules.
  • Students will develop a set of rules for a new club.
  • Students will develop a charter and mission statement¬† for the new club.

Link: You Make the Rules



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