Students learn about government by getting involved through these activities that cast them in decision-making roles as they face the tough decisions that come with governing.


Draft a Student Bill of Rights

Separate the class into boys and girls and have them write their own bills of rights. Then have the class discuss the differences and similarities in the two.

On the Brink of Collapse

Students are given case studies of two cities on the brink of disaster. It's up to them to work out ways to restore the community.

Leverage Turns Red Light Green

Using the example of a town that needs a traffic light, students role-play a town meeting to debate whether the town should get a light, and how to go about it.

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