Today I went on a field trip with my son to a place called Young Ameritowne. It was very cool. The kids have been preparing at school by doing job interviews, learning how to write checks, training for their jobs, electing town officials and voting on laws.
The town has little shops and such and the kids are assigned a job. They were busy all day! They have checkbooks they use to pay for goods and services from the shops on their breaks.
The laws of the town were:
~When exiting the bathroom you must say "I'm a big kid now."
~ When the Chicken Dance song plays, you must stop what you are doing and chicken dance.
~ When the Addams Family Theme plays you have to snap along.
Also, no chewing gum, no running, boring stuff like that.
If a police officer caught someone breaking the law, the criminal had to go before the judge for sentencing and possibly be sentenced to sing I'm a Little Teapot and pay a fine.
I would have loved it as a kid. There is a radio station and a TV station and a bank and all kinds of fun shops. I helped in the medical clinic.
It was mostly fun, but there were a lot of decibels in there and I am not very decibel tolerant.