Category Archives: High School Education

Day 14/67, High School in Five Months, Our Numerals, and mass transit

We would have no transportation, public or otherwise, without a numbering system that allows us to calculate precise locations?  Decimal numbers, based on Arabic numerals, give us both precision and the ability, thanks to our positional numeral system, to express any number in fairly limited space (just try writing 10 billion in Roman Numerals!).  Our numbers, or rather, the symbols that we use to represent numbers, come from India via the Arabs, during the Middle Ages (“… up to the end of the fifteenth century“).  Any advocate for a democratic movement must both learn and share an understanding of number as system and statistic(s), for democracy to work well (there is also a need for good mass transit used by the middle classes, for a democracy to work well, but that is for another post, if you’d like):

Day14/67 Lesson Plan
Grammar online worksheets to choose from easy/medium/hard, Khan Academy
Estimating online worksheet, Part 1
Khan Academy online worksheet for Estimating, part 2
Day14ExitSlips

(Day 13Day 15 )

Action Items:

1.) Find three different sources describing the source of our current numbering system/symbols,

2.) Share your  findings with us, and, if you are more curious, tell us whether the Maya, the Aztec, or the Inca had a positional numeral system.

3.) Write a book, story, blog post or tweet that uses those findings, 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.

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

Read, Write

-we can learn from the past Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

         by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plans offline) in the present, to

                help build a kinder future: Do Better (was Baby Acres): a Vision of a Better World

 

Peace     ! שָׁלוֹם

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

(Online pdfs of 5 month GED lesson 1 of 67 plans…), and

Babylon 5 review posts, how story inspires learning…)

   

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

 

Day 13/67: High School in Five Months, fact, opinion, Adulting, and discovered?

Adulting includes distinguishing fact from opinion.  Doesn’t that including distinguishing discovery from appropriation, and deciding in what ratio or proportion those two may or may not collide?  Every citizen and any freedom movement must take up those questions, no?

Day 13 Lesson Plan
Grammar online worksheet  
Khan Academy Basic ratios online worksheet
Day13ExitSlips
(Day 12Day 14)

Action Items:

1.) Find three different sources describing the discovery of the Americas (four, if you use the source cited in today’s lesson plan…),

2.) Share your  findings with us, and

3.) Write a book, story, blog post or tweet that uses those findings, 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.

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

-we can learn from the past Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

       by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plans offline) in the present, to

                help create tools: Do Better: a Vision of a Better World to build a kinder future

          and  Babylon 5 review posts, from a Minbari Ranger’s perspective: story inspires learning…

                   

Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.  I am your friend, and work for peace.

   Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

   

Shira

 in October of our year 2021 CE, which is year  12021 HE (Human Era)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page, and please do let us know here that you’ve reviewed it there!  🙂

Day 12/67 of High School in Five Months, medieval pulmonary circulation, and modern health care

Health care is a summation of both the knowledge of the human body, and the tools, like the place holder ‘Zero,’ that give us ways to describe that knowledge.  The cooperation which re-started Europe’s learning is the same cooperation that any democracy movement must teach:

Day 12 Lesson Plan
Grammar online worksheet  
Math online worksheet
Day12ExitSlips
  (Day 11Day 13)

Action Items:

1.) Find three different sources describing the Islamic advances of health and mathematics during the medieval period (four, if you use the source cited in today’s lesson plan…),

2.) Share your  findings with us, and

3.) Write a book, story, blog post or tweet that uses those findings, 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.

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

Read, Write

-we can learn from the past Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

       by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plans offline) in the present, to

                help create tools: Do Better: a Vision of a Better World to build a kinder future

          and  Babylon 5 review posts, from a Minbari Ranger’s perspective: story inspires learning…

                   

Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.  I am your friend, and work for peace.

   Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

   

Shira

 in October of our year 2021 CE, which is year  12021 HE (Human Era)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page, and please do let us know here that you’ve reviewed it there!  🙂

Day 11/67 of High School in Five Months, Perspectives, and libraries

Books, film, and other forms of media, like comic books, aka graphic novels, and music can all help us see the world from a new perspective.   Books and other works that are in the public domain are made accessible by volunteer libraries, like the one compiled by LibriVox, or Project Gutenberg.   Libraries of various kinds are one of the key parts of our democracy, and therefore, of Phase I of the Four Freedoms movement :

 

Day 11 Lesson Plan
Khan Academy practice activity on intensifiers and adverbs of degree
Khan Academy Subject-Verb agreement if you need more practice
optional Khan Academy reading: Perspectives (Hunters vs. Farmers)

Khan Academy activity on Dividing by 10, 100, 1000

Day11 ExitSlips 

(Day 10Day 12)

Action Items:

1.) Download some public domain version of a classic book, or grab your favorite version of the The Arabian Nights (yes, I know: the 1001 Nights was by Frenchman Antoine Galland, who made up a few stories and inserted them into older Arabic and Persian stories that may have come from India, but still…) or any other story, in an original language, if possible! 

2.) Read a page,

3.) Share your thoughts on that page

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

Read, Write

-we can learn from the past Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

       by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plans offline) in the present, to

                help create tools: Do Better: a Vision of a Better World to build a kinder future

(Online pdfs of 5 month GED lesson 5 of 67 plans),

          and  Babylon 5 review posts, from a Minbari Ranger’s perspective: story inspires learning…

                    Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.  I am your friend, and work for peace.

   Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

 

Yassas,   γεια σας!    Salût !  Nos vemos!  Görüşürüz!     ! שָׁלוֹם

 

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Day 10 of GED in 5 months, more salty evidence, and librarians!

So, if salt is so important, then how would you find evidence that salt is important?   For that matter, how would you find evidence that the Crusades really happened?  Ask your favorite reference librarian, perhaps, at your local public library branch?  One of the key parts of our democracy, and of Phase I of the Four Freedoms movement is libraries, right?

Day 10 Lesson Plan
Grammar activity (fewer vs. less):
Khan Academy activity: Order of Operations
powers of 10
Day 10 ExitSlips

(Day 9Day 11)

Action Items:

1.) Why is salt important, and how do we know this?

2.) Can you find any connection between the salt or spice trades, and the Crusades?

3.) Share your thoughts on whether trade and resources, or the lack thereof, 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

Read, Write

-we can learn from the past Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

     by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plans offline) in the present, to

           help build a kinder future: Baby Acres: a Vision of a Better World

(Online pdfs of 5 month GED lesson 5 of 67 plans), and

Babylon 5 review posts, how story inspires learning…

Peace     ! שָׁלוֹם

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

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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 GrammarBook.com activity: Comparatives & Superlatives
Khan Academy Multiplying Fractions
Khan Academy fractions-decimals
Day 9 ExitSlips
 
(Day 8Day 10)

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

Read, Write -one can read Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

  Vote, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans offline):

 

Peace     ! שָׁלוֹם

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

(Online pdfs of 5 month GED lesson 5 of 67 plans…), and

Babylon 5 review posts, and

We Can Do Better (former working  title is Baby Acres): a Vision of a Better World (posts listed at bottom of page…)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

Day 8/67 High School in 5 Months: Library Apps, and San Diego Futures Foundation

Day 8 Lesson Plan as a PDF file
Today’s Grammar activity is with tomorrow’s lesson:
Comparatives & Superlatives
Khan Academy activity: subtracting fractions with unlike denominators

Day8ExitSlips

Remember that the San Diego Public Library has an App for mobiles that allows those with a SDPL libray card to place books on hold, search for books, etc.  The SDPL also allows patrons to have two hours of free internet on library computers each day.

If you need a low-cost laptop, the San Diego Futures Foundation  may be able to help.

(Day 7Day 9)

Action Items:

1.) Search for two different sources related to free laptops in your area.

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.   

3.) Share your thoughts on how a having a laptop might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

4.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses your thoughts.

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
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this GoodReads button:

Vote, Teach and Learn (PDF Lesson Plan Book)and

my Babylon 5 review posts, if you like Science Fiction, and a proposed Vision on Wondering Wednesdays: for a kinder world…    

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil

our year 2021 CE =  12021 HE

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.


Shira Destinie Jones is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Day 7 of GED in 5 months, Adulting, SD Promise, and the Zapotecs

Adulting is taking responsibility for ourselves and for our society, where we live in a Republic that both allows us much freedom and thus, requires of us much responsibility.  Part of that responsibility is helping others in society learn and help others.  The Four Freedoms movement advocates one possible program, starting with free schooling and more funding for programs like the San Diego Promise program, to which graduates of Continuing Education and Adult High School Equivalency programs can aspire. 

Let’s help each other!

Updated  syllabus

Day 7 Lesson Plan except for the Reading Passage

Day 7 Reading Passage:  (Today’s reading is from P. 279 in Peterson’s Master the HiSET,
2nd Edition…)

By 500 BCE, the Zapotec people were developing an advanced society in what is now the southern Mexican state of Oaxoca.  This civilization developed early forms of hieroglyphic writing adn a calendar system.  the Zapotec built complex cities and are considered the first city builders in the Americas.  the first true urban center in teh Americas was the  Zapotec city of Monte Alban…”

Where are the grammatical errors in this passage?

Khan Academy Using modifiers: Adverbs vs. Adjectives

Khan Academy fractions practice, Day 2 of 3

Day7exitSlips

(Day 6Day 8)

Action Items:

1.) Is there a program for free community college in your area?

2.)  Did you know about the Zapotecs (I didn’t, until I taught this unit!)?

3.) 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 COVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
ReadWrite, Vote, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans offline) 

 

Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

My Babylon 5 review posts, if you like Science Fiction, and

a proposed Vision for a kinder world on Wondering Wednesdays…    

 

Shira Destinie A. Jones, BsC, MAT, MPhil

 

our year 2021 CE =  12021 HE

 

(GED lesson plans: Day 1)

 

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

 

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

 

-one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this GoodReads button: ,  Please leave a review, if you can make a bit of time, on the GoodReads page.

 

 

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Day 6/67 of GED in 5 months, serfs vs. slaves

Adulting is about getting better and better at distinguishing fine details, and understanding why those details are important.   One of the key details of Phase I of the Four Freedoms movement is the Adulting skill of finding information on local laws that affect your status, like a serf being free after one year and a day in a city.

What, if you can remember (or ever learned), is the difference between a serf and a slave?

Day 6 Lesson Plan:

Khan Academy

that/which, who/whom

Khan Academy fractions , Day 1 of 3
Day 6 ExitSlips

(Day 5Day 7)

Action Items:

1.) Search your local public library’s online catalogue for books on the European Middle Ages.

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) Share your thoughts on what serfdom was, and what it might have been like to live in Europe as a serf at that time, and how it was different from being a slave.

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

Read, Write -one can read Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

  Vote, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans offline):

 

Peace,

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

(Online pdfs of 5 month GED lesson 5 of 67 plans…), and

Babylon 5 review posts, and

Baby Acres: a Vision of a Better World (posts listed at bottom of page…)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

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Day 4/67: GED in 5 months, and context

As healthy adults, do we always make sure to look at the full context of a given situation, comment, or quotation, when we make judgements about things we hear, or even see? 

Learning to take the context of a situation into account, much like figuring out the meaning of a word based on the context of the words around it, is part of education, and part of continuous Adulting Education also, as we all remember this important practice.

Here is the lesson plan for Day 4, of 67:   (Week 2 of 18 weeks…), in which we looked at a bit of the context surrounding Cesar’s crossing of the Rubicon…

Day 4 Lesson Plan, of 67 days

Khan Academy Subj Obj practice
PRONOUNsPgs1to4
Khan Academy Prime Fact.
FactorsPrimePg1n2

optional Fun ExtraSolving Mult

Story Problems

Day4ExitSlips

(Day 3Day 5…)

Action Items:

1.) What, if you recall, was the context in which Caesar took his troops into Rome?

2.) How would the bringing of his troops from Gaul into Rome have seemed to you, in the overall context of the Roman Republic’s expanding territories and conflicts, and in light of  the fact that that action was illegal?

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:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via  GoodReads,

Vote, Teach and Learn (PDF Lesson Plans offline)

and
my Babylon 5 review posts, if you like Science Fiction,
and
a proposed Vision on Wondering Wednesdays: for a kinder world…
   

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil

the year 2021 CE =  12021 HE

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

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