The Purpose of Rules and Laws

Contributor: Danielle Childers. Lesson ID: 10148

A world with no rules or laws may sound liberating, but it would be chaotic! You could do whatever you want, but so could everyone else! Learn how laws are created, then make a new law for your house!

categories

Civics

subject
Government
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

What would a world look like with no rules? Does it seem like it would it be fun? Do you think it would be crazy? Think about playing a board game with no rules; would anyone want to play?

Having rules and laws gives our lives organization and boundaries.

Read the book What if Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick. If you do not have the book, you can listen to this read-aloud of it below:

 

As you can see through the pictures in the book, our lives and environment would be chaotic if everyone did what they please. So, even though we may not like the rules all of the time, they are in place to make our lives better.

Continue on to the Got It? section to learn about how and why we have laws!

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