Category Archives: PublicLibrary

Day 41/67, Five Month GED: Cycles, and, “Wh” Questions

      Adulting often requires Public Library resources to answer important questions about issues ranging from the life cycle of an organism, as in today’s science reading, to election cycles. 

schistosomiasis_life_cycle

Or resources like the old “Who’s Who…” books that recorded facts like the number of presidents who have been impeached, and why. 

     Questions like what, why, where, when, and of course, how, are key to understanding all sides of any issue, from biology to sociology, and our daily lives.  Librarians remind us to ask all of these questions, and help us dig for resources to find answers (or more productive questions!)

 Week 11/18
Day 41 Wk 11
Grammar: writing a paragraph
more Pythagorean Theorem
Day 41 Exit Ticket
 
(Day 40Day 42)

Action Prompts:

1.) Why might it be important to understand the life cycle of various organisms?

2.) Please explain how it may (or may not) help citizens of a Republic to Do Better over the long term…

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.

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  &  for heavens sake: please #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19!!:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport

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

         by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plan list) in the present, to

                      We can  Do Better: a Vision of a Better World to create a kinder future

 

( 5 month GED lesson 21 of 67 plans),

   and  Babylon 5 review posts, from a Minbari Ranger’s perspective: story inspires learning, and historical fiction can also inspire courage

Toward Peace,

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2022 CE = year 12022 HE

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(freehttps://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 let us know if you’ve read it!  🙂

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Day 24/67 of 5 Month GED, voting, and libraries

     Citizenship responsibilities, like voting, require a combination of both knowledge of the candidates, and of the tools, like Ranked Choice Voting, that give us ways to make our voices heard.  Libraries put more tools into the hands of citizens, empowering better decision-making.  Those tools, like RCV and critical thinking, are some of the tools that any democracy movement needs:

start of Week 7…

Day 24 Lesson Plan

Grammar: Essay Writing practice

-Finish your Thesis Sentence, general Essay Outline, and detailed Intro. Paragraph Outline

Negative Exponents: Intro. practice activity
Day 24, Week 7 Exit Slips
(Day 23Day 25)

Action Items:

1.)  Share places where can you find information about voting, besides the local Public Library?

nyc_public_library_research_room_jan_2006-1-_3

2.)  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 via Stayed on Freedom’s Call,

         by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plan list) in the present, to

                      We can  Do Better: a Vision of a Better World to create a kinder future

 

( 5 month GED lesson 21 of 67 plans),

   and  Babylon 5 review posts, from a Minbari Ranger’s perspective: story inspires learning, and historical fiction can also inspire courage

Toward 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, and please do let us know here that you’ve reviewed it there!  🙂

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

 

for the sake of and in service to HumanKind…

Shira  

Wondering Wednesdays, Baby Floors, Chapter 7, section II: C map for the early years, 3/4

This post was the start of the rough draft of  Chapter 7, section II, part C, for my non-fiction WiP, Baby Floors.     Now in the third draft, and re-written as Do Better (Beta Readers wanted, no spoons available )…

Putting a floor on poverty so that each and every baby born can have a safe childhood.

Outlines for some of chapter 7 will be at the bottom of this post (JYP!).

Once again, by way of disclaimer, the overall goal is now to explain why we need both equ. + justice, & why in 4 phases.  This chapter is part of showing what Phases I-IV could look like as potential roadmap for a fully inclusive society for all of us.  This vision is laid out in the hope that All HumanKind  will eventually have each person’s basic needs  met, without taking anything from anyone, and without violence, intimidation, nor coercion of any kind. 

(Chapter 7, section II. B.  was last week) :

II. C.

 

II. C (1252/1000wds).

1. (300/250 wds)

For public libraries, Beginning Phase I, with the lamentable state of our public library system in many states, and in certain counties or neighborhoods even in wealthier states, there will be much work to do.  the first stages will begin with reminding ourselves of how libraries helped build community in the past.  Libraries have always been more than just information centers and lenders of books.  They have also been, and continue to serve, as community safety nets, and as gathering places for community members from all walks of life.  Education and advocacy around the need to increase support for libraries may immediately bring to mind one recent point of contention: voting.  Libraries have often been used as polling places for local residents, as just one example of the role branch libraries play, in particular, in the community.  Another possibly unexpected role libraries are increasingly playing in is as a safety net for people experiencing addictions, as librarians in some states are being trained to administer narcan, a prepackaged nasal spray used by first responders as a medication for reversing or preventing opioid overdoses.  Many libraries in vulnerable neighborhoods are also hosting the rotation of social workers on an occasional basis as information providers and referrers for troubled members of the community.  Libraries have always been community meeting places, and, as the former DC Central library, the Carnegie Library reminds us, often also the only places where residents of all races could meet without the onerous rules of racial segregation following them through the door (cite Stayed, p. 16).  Today’s crying need for increased staffing, bathroom upgrades, and extended hours, just for starters, requires educating the non-library going public, while building up the patronage levels, and advocating for a far more robust library system, in the interest of all of society.

 

2. (274/250 wds)

Metrics and milestones for this work of educating and advocating increased support for public library systems, as well as connecting those systems with each other, and more closely to university library systems, should start at the local branch library level, unless a given community decides otherwise.  Clearly librarians or former librarians, in particular, would be well placed to help in adjusting these metrics.  A good start might be to have library restrooms cleaned every hour, and a plumber come in to do maintenance twice per week, or more as needed.  So would increasing the number of book purchases for local library systems, especially in cities that have larger vulnerable populations, by 50% per year, and adding a similar percentage of additional staff, with a corresponding increase in book maintenance and capital budgets, within the first five years of the project’s start.  Further, one free local financial law workshop per branch per week, along with an annual celebration event planned, perhaps at the main branch, to raise visibility and remind residents of their educational updating events.  Clearly, connecting each of the InterLibrary Loan systems between cities around the US should be quite doable within the first five years, and finally, physical plant must not be forgotten.  It may be ambitious, but not impossible, within the first 5 years of Phase I, to see one new branch library built in every community or city across the country.  These milestones might be difficult to achieve in the start of a brand new project, but with the infrastructure support already promised to be “on the way” by President Biden, these milestones are absolutely doable, if we will it.

 

 

 

3. (294/250 wds)

Tools and activities for accomplishing those milestones, and the mid-phase goal, can be as simple as sharing a post over social media.  One measure might be to reach 2000 ReTweets per day, over the first five years of Phase I, of a tweet related to public library users mentioning this project.  One new daily ‘walk to our library’ group starting up per year in every city may be ambitious, but is also completely doable, within the first five years of beginning this project.  Likewise, one tweet per month, in the first couple of years, by project volunteers in their communities to say that “I just asked for more library funding in my city, as part of #PublicDomainInfrastructure!” is entirely possible to meet.  One article per year, in each city, with the handout attached, on how “I just offered a free debt law workshop at my local library!” sharing a link to all of the information from the workshop, is certainly doable, in all fifty states, by the end of the mid-way point in Phase I.  Any careful volunteer, who pays attention to the details of local Statutes of Limitations, updated laws on debt-buyers and time-barred suits, for example, can give such a workshop, in a public library space, and obviously, listing current books available at that branch library, to encourage library patronage.  Finally, a dozen tweets per year reminding us of how any volunteer or library patron has “just requested a book purchase,” for each library system, should be easily reachable as a milestone goal during the first five years of Phase I.  These activities are easy, accessible, and should help to generate both interest and support for this part of our project, as it begins to pick up momentum in the start-up stages.

 

 

4. (364/250 wds)

Looking at the reasons for doing these activities, and more ideas are eagerly awaited, as communities find volunteers dedicated to moving this project forward over the next few generations, we hope to show how there are both practical and symbol reasons behind these activities.  First, tweets, in particular, are very easy to produce, and practically everyone has access to Twitter, which can also be shared via link posts across other social media.  The symbolic act of taking back a part of social media for good, by using it to spread a message of hope and ways to help, is also an important part of this choice of tool.  Walks to the library are also a two for one sort of deal.  Walking brings an immediate physical health benefit, as well as transportation to the library on one’s own two feet, and of course benefits the library via increased patronage, but also, walking has always been a potent symbol of getting to a better place.  While writing articles with accompanying handouts may be a bit less easy, it is not so difficult as it may first appear.  Many states, like CA and MD, have their entire current legal code online, with good and well-verified explanations by authorities with experience in finance law.  Given the time to carefully investigate and explain these laws and look at a few current applications, any volunteer can write up a lesson, with sources, and speak at the library.  Leaving the handouts for local residents to find more information is both a practical application of free continuously updated learning, and symbolic of another way that “help is on the way.”  Offering these workshops at the library also both boosts library usage, and symbolizes ‘leaving now person behind’ in the community, as they are accessible to all members of the community.  Finally, sharing social media postings about book purchase requests both supports authors as it supports libraries, and makes a symbolic request to leave no reader behind.  We now turn to how a more generalized sort of free continuous learning can have an even greater impact on society, moving us forward in both this project, and also in the world at large.

 

— (Next Wednesday: Chapter 7, section II. D.     …  )

 

I’m considering this Rough Draft as the block of clay from which my book will eventually emerge, obviously, and some ideas for phases III and IV are still becoming more  fixed in my mind as I write, so the final version will likely look pretty different from this Rough Draft, and will need updating once I get to the very end.

 And, JYP! 

 
     🙂
 

Chapter 7 section II. B. and III. B.  and the Cs, as well, outlined together, since  they run in parallel:  

outlines!!

And with regard to comps for  audience

Walden Two meets The War on Poverty: A Civilian Perspective (by Dr.s Jean and Edgar Cahn, 1964). 

I know that lots of people consider Skinner’s writing to be stilted, but I like the tilt of most reviewers, in that the idea is that a community should keep trying policies that members agree upon until they find what works for all of them.

Category is clearly   Non-fiction.

  I’m leaning toward Social Sciences, and Inspirational, for shelving label.

Action Prompts:

1.) Consider sharing some ideas you may have on how our society can solve homelessness and child abuse, starting right now,

2.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those sources and your thoughts.

   Thoughtful 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 at LEAST 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

           We can  Do Better: a Vision of a Better World to create a kinder future

 

( 5 month GED lesson 20 of 67 plans),

   and  Babylon 5 review posts, from a Minbari Ranger’s perspective: story inspires learning, and historical fiction can also inspire courage

Toward Peace,

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

Shira

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, and please do let us know here that you’ve reviewed it there!  🙂

Parashat MiKetz, and Reverse Engineering

     This week’s Torah portion is  Parashat MiKetz, and Joseph shows how to start From the End, and plan ahead.  Also known as the process of reverse, or backward, engineering to solve a problem based on the needed outcome, or in this case, the known resource shortage.  Mary Jackson also engineered solutions, also starting from a position of being less respected, like Joseph.  Like Tamar, in last week’s parashah, she had to be daring and resourceful.   Undoubtedly, she drew on resources from the public library system.   She, like both Tamar and Joseph, showed us how to solve problems in the face of adversity.   So, how do we help to build this skill into our entire population,   Thoughtful Readers?

 

Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on the long term how problem-solving  education might help keep all of us safer, please.

2.)  Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these 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 COVID-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, and Do Better: … a Better World

( Golden 5 month GED lesson 19 of 67 plans),

   and  Babylon 5 review posts, from a Minbari Ranger’s perspective,

               and can historical fiction stories inspires learning and courage, Ann and Willow??

l’Shalom, Peace

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

Shira

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.

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


Continue reading Parashat MiKetz, and Reverse Engineering

Day 17/67, 5 month GED, Djinn Gold, and InterLibrary Loan

The Djinni’s Offer:  (below…)

Day 17 of 67, Lesson Plan

Caps, Part 2 online worksheet

Finish Filling in Yourself: Multiplication Tables for Perfect Squares Diagonal

Khan Academy continuing Exponents online worksheet

Day 17 ExitSlips

(And an easy review of yesterday’s introduction to exponents…)

In our Learning Toolbox:
San Diego Public Library system  (was there a public library in 1838?)
(1. ordering books, 2. InterLibrary Loan, 3. Reference Librarians)

With a classmate, work together for 7 minutes to take a crack at:

The Djinni’s Offer:

“After opening an ancient bottle you find on the beach, a Djinni
appears. In payment for his freedom, he gives you a choice of either
50,000 gold coins or one magical gold coin. The magic coin will turn
into two gold coins on the first day. The two coins will turn into four
coins total at the end of two days. By the end or the third day there will
be eight gold coins total. The Djinni explains that the magic coins will
continue this pattern of doubling each day for one moon cycle, 28
days. Which prize do you choose?
When you have made your choice, answer these questions:
 The number of coins on the third day will be 2×2×2. Can you write
another expression using exponents for the number of coins there will be on the third day?
 Write an expression for the number of coins there will be on the
28th day. Is this more or less than a million coins?”
(from: https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/532)
.

(Day 16Day 18)

Action Items in support of literacy (and Gold!) that you can take right now:

1.) Download some public domain version of a classic story about djinn,

2.) Bet a week’s worth of dish-washing with some friends that you’ll have more gold after 30 days than they could ask for in one lump sum from the tricky Djinni!

3.) Share how the bet went: who’s washing dishes?

4.) Write a novel that references a classic book, 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.

Other ideas welcome on how to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail, starting with improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure:

1. #libraries,

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: a Vision of a Better World

Babylon 5 review posts, from a Minbari Ranger’s perspective: 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.


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

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

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 5 of GED in 5 months, libraries, and La Convivencia during Sukkot (aka Tabernacles)!

During this holiday of Sukkot, aka the Feast of Tabernacles, or Booths, the verse proclaiming this holiday as one of inclusion for all nations, and that inclusion which happened 1000 years ago in Islamic Spain, seems especially important to remember, today. 

Remember, if we did it before, we can do it again!  We go farthest fastest by working together, right? 

“Of course, right!”

Libraries are one of the greatest legacies of the Convivencia (remember that cooperation, in Muslim Spain, of Jewish, Christian and Islamic scholars, that gave Europe books again?), and one of the key parts of Phase I of the Four Freedoms movement.

 

Day 5 Lesson Plan

Khan Academy Indefinite Pronouns
Interactive Indefinite Pronouns Worksheet Online
IndefPronouns Prntable WrksheetWoutAns
IndefPronouns Printable WksheetAnswers
Khan Academy Basic Adding negative integers BasicNegativeIntegersJustPg1
Day5 ExitSlips

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Action Items:

1.) Search your local public library’s online catalogue for books on La Convivencia.

(here’s a good one to start with: Read more in M. Rosa Menocal’s book, available at most public libraries!)

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

3.) Share your thoughts on what La Convivencia was, and what it might have been like to live in Al Andalus at that time,

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

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.

 

 

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

When Frederick Bailey became Frederick Douglass

If today is a lesson in history, let it honor our Enslaved ancestors…

 

So, now my novel is back in planning mode.

 

And, it turns out that I can work him into my novel, as he is still in Baltimore at the same time that my protagonist is there.

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

Action Items in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:

1.) Search for two different resources in your local public library on the life of any escaped slave.

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

3.) Share your thoughts on how you like each of the resources you found,  perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,

4.) Write a blog post or tweet that uses those thoughts.  Once published, donate one or more copies to your local public library, as I intend to do.

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. 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, BsC, MAT, MPhil

 

 

our year 2021 CE =  12021 HE

 

 

(GED lesson plans: Day 1Day 5)

 

 

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.

 

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