1. Summarize the story of Rufus and express your opinion about the outcome of the story.
Answers will vary. [Because Rufus is both a pig and a pet, zoning laws must set standards for owning animals that will satisfy the entire community.]
2. Should government make exceptions to laws, or should the same laws be applied to everyone?
Student answers will vary.
3.This video is basically about zoning laws. Why are zoning laws imposed in most communities and cities? Give examples of zoning in your own community/city.
Zoning laws are imposed in order to keep land uses organized so they won't interfere with each other. In other words, there are areas where only houses can be built, or only businesses (certain types) may be built. It helps to keep new development from overwhelming an area’s homes or businesses. There are areas where only businesses may build; others where only residences can be built. Also, the types of residences that can be built are also zoned: single family, homes, duplexes, apartments, trailers/mobile homes, etc. These are not usually mixed together. Junkyards, landfills, etc. usually have their own areas zoned where there are no businesses or homes nearby.