Day 9 of GED in 5 months, salt, trade, and transit

So, if salt is so important, how did they get it from one place to another before we had trains?   One of the key details of Phase I of the Four Freedoms movement is public transportation, as important back in time as today, right?


Day 9 Lesson Plan
Khan Academy Comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs
optional extra activity: Comparatives & Superlatives
Khan Academy Multiplying Fractions
Khan Academy fractions-decimals
Day 9 ExitSlips

Action Items:

1.) Why is salt important, biologically?

2.) Why was salt traded from place to place?

3.) Share your thoughts on whether salt supplies could have influenced wars.

4.) Write a book, story, blog post or tweet that uses those thoughts, and please tell us about it! If you write a book, once it is published please consider donating a copy to your local public library.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
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 Nos vemos!  


December, 2020 CE = December 12020 HE

(Day 8Day 10)

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16 thoughts on “Day 9 of GED in 5 months, salt, trade, and transit

  1. Salt forms the basis of the word salary which was supposedly how the Roman legends were paid. Before it became so dominant in our processed food, it could literally be a matter of life and death. I am always amazed to see the salt flats at the south end of San Deigo Bay when I drive the Golden Strand into Imperial Beach.

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    1. Thank you, Quips! I mentioned that the soldiers had been paid partly in salt, and someone came up with an article (where, I don’t recall: perhaps on Wikipedia) claiming that this idea was in dispute! At that point I had to start telling my students about second and first hand evidence,and primary documents, and, well, lost the thread.
      We have salt flats here on IB? I didn’t know that! Then again, I’ve not yet been down the Golden Strand, either. I guess I’ll have to get down there when I’ve been vaccinated (so end of summer, I imagine). Thanks, Quips! 🙂

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      1. Probably not really salt flats but they do or at least did evaporate bay water for salt. It’s on the south east corner of the bay. Sorry about the misinformation on salary. It was not contested decades ago when I learned it.

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        1. 1.) I just got confirmation of a friend who also wants to go see them sometime, so we’ll go together, and
          2.) No need to apologize: I think it was that particular WikiPedia edit that was wrong. I’ve seen so many different sources of the payment of Roman soldiers in salt that I highly doubt one dissenting article makes it untrue, and I’ve seen Wikipedia wars on certain articles get pretty ugly (especially the shock I got when I checked out La Convivencia on the Spanish page in wikipedia: had a war going on on the English and Spanish pages, and I think that the French page had been wiped out, as had several French pages related to Nuclear Energy and nuclear power plants…) -in France, many activists are accusing various entities, governmental and business, of paying people to become ‘volunteer’ editors to change pages faster than the existing editors can keep up, so I always told my students to be particuclarly careful of WikiPedia pages: a dozen sources, if they all cite the same primary docs, are still biased, especially if no peer reviewed articles are listed. Even then, if only one author is cited, and that spends all of his time tearing down a premier academic author, then one should question the sources (a certain Castro claimed that La Convivencia was all based on wishful thinking by Rosa Menocal, but it is well known that the Convivencia existed as a known phenomenon well before her writings made it popular.)

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    1. Thank you for telling me about them, Quips! I guess that most of the natives here take it for granted, and have seen them, but I have not had time to do much looking around, as usual when I move to a new place, as my time is typically consumed in job-searching and job-working. One reason I am so glad to have hosted travelers for SERVAS when I lived in Izmir. I missed out on the entire Mayan Riviera as they call it when I worked down there because I only had time to plan my lessons and teach. Now, it is time to see some sights where I live, if I can get there! 🙂

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      1. Good luck Several years ago, San Diego Transit had a bus that ran down the Golden Stran, probably from Coronado to Imperial Beach or maybe even back to downtown. You might want to check if such a route still exists if you can not make it with your friend.

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