Activity: Norms and rules we live by

Activity: Norms and rules we live by

Each person writes down one rule or norm that guides the way society operates. Put all the slips into a hat. Mix them up and have each student draw one out. In pairs try to answer the following questions in relation to the norm or rule you drew out of the hat.

  1. how do we come to know about them?
  2. Is it anyone’s responsibility to make sure you know about them?
  3. How do we learn how to follow them?
  4. In each case, if there is a norm or rule – do you always follow it?

Make up a short skit that communicates what the norm is and includes your responses to questions a-d.

OR

Prepare a poster that communicates what the norm is and includes your responses to questions a-d.

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