Day 39/67 of GED in Five Months, constructing metaphors, and, thinking like an Adult

 Adulting, metaphors, and seeing how definitions fit into the context of a whole are crucial for informed decision-making, and for constructing a better world, starting with new laws, once one knows how to properly suggest them.

End of week 10/18


Day 39 Lesson plan, Week 10
Today’s Reading
Grammar:similes and metaphors
Math: Area of circles and parts of circles
Day 39 Exit Ticket

Action Items:

1.) What do you think is one possible metaphor for our current society?

2.) Please explain your metaphor, and how you thought of it, in detail…

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

4.)  Feel free to answer the exit ticket questions in the comments, or pose any other questions you may have about the lesson, if you wish.

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17 thoughts on “Day 39/67 of GED in Five Months, constructing metaphors, and, thinking like an Adult

  1. I’ll build on this to add that another level of adulting knowledge is 1) re: metaphor, recognizing the limits/flaws of the metaphor/analogy and 2) re: definitions, understanding how different laws may use different definitions, which can really change the scope and impact.

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  2. I don’t have time to go into a long explanation, but my metaphor is Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Entitlement and overindilgence, prevalent among young people today, does not make them responsible members of society.

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        1. Umm, well, I’m not so sure about that. I must agree that the Boomers/Vietnam generation, seemed off to a good start when they joined SNCC and protested together against anti-semitism, racism and the Vietnam war, but somewhere along the way, they grew up, had my generation (Gen. X), and we all became disillusioned.

          I suspect, in agreement with JYP, that no particular generation has the corner on the market for either trait, but that we all certainly have different ways of seeing the world, based on the various watershed events of our generations (like where you were when Kennedy was shot, vs. The Challenger explosion, vs. 9-ll, and I have no idea what such an event may be for the kids, Gen Z? -Sandyhook, maybe?).

          We see things through the lens of events that our particular generations lived through, and we act, I think, based on that and on the values we hold, as possible given the many constraints each of us lives under, no?

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