Rules

1.3

Resos:

http://schoolnet.gov.mt/thinkingskills/thinkingtools.htm

  1. Some rules are made to prevent confusion: for example, the rule that cars must drive on one side of the road.
  2. Some rules are made to be enjoyed: for example, the rules of football make the game of football.
  3. Some rules are made by organisations for their own members: for example, the rule that soldiers must wear uniform when on duty.
  4. Some rules are made to prevent a few people from taking advantage of everyone else: for example, the rule that you must not steal.
  5. In general, the purpose of a rule is to make like easier and better for the majority of people.
Practices:
  1. You are a member of a committee which is trying to set up some rules for parents to obey when dealing with their children. Can you think of four main rules?
  2. Do a PMI on the rules produced for parents in the preceding problem.
  3. In most countries, cars are driven on the right-hand side of the road. In Britain, however, they are driven on the left-hand side. There is a suggestion that Britain should change from the left-hand side to the right-hand side to be like other countries. What are the factors involved? Do a CAF on this situation.
  4. A group of people sails away to an island to start a new life. They abolish money, property and all the old rules. They soon find that nobody wants to do the hard work needed to grow food and build houses. Do a CAF on this situation and then invent some rules.
  5. A new rule is suggested for marriages. Instead of being married for ever, the participants can be married for five or ten years as they wish. Do a PMI on this idea.
  6. There is concern that young people may buy and watch video tapes that are too full of violence and are not suitable for them. What rules would you devise to protect this happening?
  7. In a sailing race there are all sorts of boats. Some are big and fast. Some are small and slower. You want everyone to have a chance of winning. What rules would you set up?