topic four: drama activity –
rules and laws
to the teacher
The aim of these class drama exercises is to explore the application
of written and unwritten rules/laws.
Elements that should be drawn out of these exercises are their
• personal behaviour
• group activity
Each pupil should be encouraged to examine his/her own opinions
in the light of this experience and to express conclusions either
verbally or in writing.
The following scenes can be done by the whole or half the class
without much preparation on their part.
• Form a queue with one person/a group coming in and trying
to get ahead of others. Do this in two ways:
a) The queue jumper is being thoroughly selfish.
b) The queue jumper is in a hurry because of some urgent situation
involving someone else's welfare.
What difference was there in the attitude of the people in the
queue? What difference was there in the way the queue jumper/s approached
those in the queue?
• A group of friends drive into a car park where, after some
discussion, they decide not to buy a ticket. (The decision is not
unanimous.) On their return they discover they have collected a
fine. What should those who thought the original decision was wrong
What would happen if everyone tried to cheat official authorities?
What should those who thought a fee should be paid do if no ticket
were found on the car?