Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by redyelruc, Jan 25, 2009.
And what current subject do you think should be dropped from the curriculum?
Trade knife fighting for History
stop teaching history and start teaching the future..... how today is the only way to make tomorrow better
heuristic math > holistic math
or, competently taught history, in context of how it affects us today
right now it's just taught as a list of holistic events, so few people are teaching how the path we have walked affects us today, and will affect us
an unwillingness to learn true history is a willingness to forget the perspectives of other
honestly, all teaching should be heuristic.
I think seniors in high school need a class with a title like "Public Responsibility." It would teach things like environmentalism, population control (2 kids per person), common courtesy in business and personal relationships, why it is important to pay taxes, why stealing is wrong etc.
Replace senior english comp with that. Everyone is fluent enough without a 12th year of english.
They could also discuss controversial topics facing the world, abortion, the war, gay rights, etc. Someone who has finished high school should be able to hold a conversation about current events. They need to be ready to become a productive member of society.
go to walmart, and ask fifteen people what a preposition is
and tell me people are familiar with english.
I don't know what a preposition is, but my english is quite fluent, thank you.
they asked us this question when i was in high school. i said teach ebonics, but they didn't take me seriously...
as far as a class to take out, i'm pretty sure we can get by without home ec (i know they don't call it that anymore, but they still have it).
hell, he can save himself the trouble and just read a couple threads on here...
as a matter of fact, he proved your point in the post after the one quoted...
People skills, common courtesy. Physiology/anatomy/nutrition. People are fat, unhealthy, mean and rude these days.
I can't think of any subjects that need to be dropped. The ones I can remember are the ones I liked, and I wouldn't want any of them to be dropped, but there is no doubt the population at large needs to learn how to take care of their bodies and their fellow people.
lol, no you aren't.
Arguing grammar and semantics is a clear sign of greatness.
Again, people skills.
sociology and anthropology.
basic heuristic learning schools really need to be taught early on.
I think they should bring back multicultural ed and ap psychology then take away the required government and economics courses for seniors.
Wilderness survival skills. Could come in handy in the next decade.
Also organic gardening.
No subject should be dropped, but more skill-based classes should be introduced. People should be able to fix stuff in their house, know how to plant a garden, have basic mechanical skills, more general financial knowledge, and so on.
I think Algebra and any math that goes beyond basic know-how-to-count should be dropped because absolutely pointless and there are better subjects to exercise the mind.
I think Philosophy should be added - and from the youngest age - adapted to your level.
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