Choose one of the following
which both illustrate the same point.
• A group on a school outing are occupying all the seats in
a train carriage when an elderly person gets on. There are two seats
which are supposed to be given up if someone like this needs it.
• In a place where there are clear NO SMOKING
notices, one person lights up. Show how other people react.
Often such rules are made to remind the public to think for others.
Why are such notices necessary? Should there be such rules? Why?
Are there such rules in the school or in the town? What is the best
way of persuading people to obey rules?
• Some pupils have asked a teacher to help them with something
in the lunch hour.
a) The teacher arrives at the arranged time but the pupils arrive
b) The pupils arrive on time and the teacher arrives late.
What is the difference in the way the situation was resolved? This
is a personal matter. No written law is being broken but if we give
our word do we reckon to stick by it? Under what circumstances do
we sometimes break our word? What do we owe to the person to whom
we gave our word? What do we feel when others break their word to
alternative topic four - project work
to the teacher
Worksheet 4 - Who Says?
(page 17) - gives a choice of activities the pupils can do at home.
They are being asked to look out for the application of rules or
laws in board games or from road signs etc. and are given some questions
to answer. This could lead to a presentation to the class or a montage
for the classroom wall. You may wish to limit the choice to two
or three of those suggested. It would be most effective if not everyone
did the same project!