What does it mean to have When you have freedom you can do things like… Presents... think, imagine, and believe sing and dance write a story and draw pictures gather with your friends in the park but what if the rules were... How do we know the difference between a rule or law that is fair, and one that is unfair? is made up of 3 questions we can ask ourselves to help us decide whether or not a rule or law that limits our freedom is fair: Why was the rule or law made? Will it work? What else will it do? Click the TV below to Watch Mayor Moe Sees Stars, a video about a mayor who tries to make a new law for the city. Is it for a good purpose? Does the rule achieve its purpose? Does the rule do something other than achieve its purpose? Are there side effects that can occur when the rule is enforced? What else will it do? What else happened as a result of the No Lights law? What happened to the BUG? What would happen in your city if there were no lights? Do you think the No Lights law is fair? Will it work? Did the No Lights law work? Did everyone get a better view of the stars and the planets? Did the citizens become happy and cheerful? Why was the law made? Why did the Councillors pass a No Lights After Dark law? What was the purpose for requiring everyone to turn off all the lights? Do you think that is a good purpose? join a club or team When is it fair to limit our ? After watching the video, answer the 3 questions and decide if you think Mayor Moe’s law is fair. Use your FREEDOM to express yourself in a letter to Mayor Moe.
Tell him what you think about his No Lights Law, and what you think can be done to make it more fair Viewing Instructions: would those rules be fair? We know it’s VERY important to have But we also know that sometimes we need to have laws or rules that limit what we are allowed to do, so that we can achieve important goals in society. What kind of rules do you follow at school or at home that limit what you are allowed to do? some examples might be... No running in the gym or playground No eating candy,
EVER! No yelling, even in
an emergency! No running in the halls at school No yelling indoors No candy before
dinner To watch more videos featuring Mayor Moe, play games, and download resources visit The Acorn Test (for ages 12 and under) The Acorn Test http://thatsnotfair.ca/ See the full transcript