Both connection, interpersonal and inter-generational, as well as movement, from a strictly health related point of view, are necessary for our well-being. How about doing that connecting and moving in a cultural context that helps us appreciate our neighbors, and our wider connection to the rest of the human race?
This is my lesson plan from the All-Church camp held in June, 1-3rd, up in the mountain camp called DeBenneville Pines, north of San Diego, CA. I wanted to teach Greek Folk Dance, and I also responded to a request for someone to teach on Family History, thus also fulfulling my duty via WikiTree to connect others to our Human Family Tree.
Misirlou, it turns out, was really a tsiftiteli that someone decided to choreograph as a line/circle dance, and in the Greek community, that dance is actually not well liked. I also later learned more about the famous “over the cliff dance,” which no one actually knows what dance was used, as it is more likely that there was no dance at all, but the story remains a moving one, rather similar, from a woman’s point of view, to that of the end of the siege of Massada.
Yassas, γεια σας!
Action Items in support of connection that you can take right now:
1.) Think of a context in which you have taught, or would like to teach, something for free in your local community.
2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.
3.) Share your reasons, if you would like to, for teaching for free.
4.) Write a blog post or tweet that discusses those reasons, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. Once published, donate one or more copies to your local public library, as I intend to do.
Dear Readers, any additional ideas toward learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning as part of on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?
Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport