Rules of the Road

Purpose: To talk about rules using “can’t” and “have to” and to discuss cultural issues in driving laws

Preparation Time:  None

Materials:  Board and markers; pencils and paper


1. Ask students if they drive. Ask students “What are some of the laws you must follow if you drive in Minnesota/the United States?”

2.  Write students’ ideas on the board using “can’t” and “have to”. Examples: You have to wear a seat belt. You can’t pass in a no-passing zone.

3. Put students in small groups. Ask them to compare the driving laws between the U.S. and the country they came from. They should speak and work together to find 2 differences.

4. Groups share the differences they found with the rest of the class.

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