Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ridiculous Rules

Tonight’s homework is to finish the letter begun in class today, if it was not finished by the end of the period.  The letter must be three paragraphs (intro, body, conclusion), and address reasons why the city council SHOULD enact one of the ridiculous rules/laws/ordinances we listed in class.  Some of the crazy laws are:


Wearing shoes indoors is prohibited

No citizen may watch TV on Fridays

Walking will require a license

If you miss one day of school, you must serve one day in prison (I like this one!)

School will be held 7 days a week

Only electric cars will be permitted

If a citizen allows his/her toenails to grow too long, those toes will be severed


Some are even crazier than these.  The point is to, in a tongue-in-cheek manner, practice the variety of persuasive techniques we have been working on in class.  Some of these techniques (some more ethical than others) are:






Emotional appeal



Have fun!