1. Have you received a copy of the student handbook?
If you do not have a printed handbook, what other kinds of resources are provided so you find out the rules of the school?
What is the most effective way for the school to communicate the rules to the students?
The student handbook has many summaries of school board policies.
2. In the story, Philip tells the coach he does not believe anyone reads the handbook.
a. Have you read your school's student handbook?
b.What percentage of your class has read a part of it? Most or all of it?
3. Philip is excluded from track due to poor grades.
a. What are the rules for participating in extracurriculars at your school?
b. How are the rules enforced?
c. Are these rules the same for all extracurricular and athletics activities?
d. Who establishes these rules?
e. If you wanted to change one of the rules, what should you do?
f. How do the rules for extracurriculars support the goals set out for offering extracurriculars at your school?
II Presentation - Select a section of your school's student handbook.
a. Some people assert that extracurriculars encourage students to do better work in school.
b. Ignorance is bliss - Should individuals be accountable for rules that they did not know existed?
Goodbye Bill Of Rights! - Students will enact a scene demonstrating life without one of the first ten amendments.
12/2007 Cynthia J. O'Hora. Individuals and educators may freely use this activity.
Save a tree use a digital answer format - Highlight the text. Copy it. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Answer on the word processing document in a contrasting color (not yellow) or font (avoid fancy ones like , ). Or perhaps you have the resources to record verbal answers. If you do, be sure to first read / record the question. Then record the answer immediately after it.MYO Printed answer sheet.
Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together.