Creating a Social Contract

How We'll Conduct Ourselves at SOA

What is a Social Contract?

A social contract is a voluntary agreement in which mutual benefit occurs between and for individuals, groups, government or a community as a whole.

Middle School Video

The Social Contract

High School Video

The Enlightenment: Social Contract

Steps to Creating the Contract

  1. Classes should be divided into groups of 4-5.
  2. Groups member need to select a facilitator to make everyone is participating and to make sure answers are well defined, a scribe/notetaker, timekeeper, and an on-task person/ affirmer.
  3. Group members need to answer the Four Social Contract Questions

The Four Social Contract Questions:

  1. How do you want to be treated by the leader?
  2. How do you want to be treated by each other?
  3. How do you think the leader to be treated by you?
  4. How do we want to treat each other when there is conflict?

Share Your Group's Responses