LAWS OF THE JUNGLE
In LAWS OF THE JUNGLE, students were asked to sing, dance and play as they took on the roles of slippery snakes, spiders crawling, monkeys swinging, cockatoos calling, elephants roaming, cheetahs prowling, pumas creeping and tigers growling. They were to explore the rich and magical world of their jungle. But how long can the chaotic jungle fun, wild rumpus parties and lawless land last without their kingdom crumbling? This is the central question in this experience where students learned the importance of government; they were given the opportunity to prevent chaos and hierarchy. A leader was elected (King of the Jungle) as well as other cabinet members within the three branches of government. A giant tree was placed in the center of the jungle to simulate the government as a whole, laws were developed based on the utter madness set forth in the experience and the kids in charge of legislation used leaves to write on. The leaves contained the new laws which were then placed inside the trunk of the tree to be viewed by the Judicial Executive branch. if a law was excepted then it was hung permanently on the branches of the tree.