I want you to think about and write answers for the following questions following this video.
Look up your state’s social studies standards and determine what standards cover rules, governance and civics. What are students expected to know about rules and the democratic process? And how will your classroom reflect, embody and reflect this?
One great way is to use a Rights and Responsibilities theme. All members of the class have rights [some guaranteed by law].
Focus on rules, rights, and responsibilities from Day 1 and provide opportunities for students to practice throughout the first couple of weeks.
Investing in this during the first few weeks of school will set the foundation for a successful year.