Tag Archives: PublicDomainInfrastructure

Day 29/67, High School Equivalency in Five Months: Middle of week 8/18

Week Eight:
Day 29, lesson plan Grammar: colons Math: similar triangles Day 29, ExitTicket
All of the lesson plans can be found for All Weeks: 1-18, here…

My #historical #fantasy #WiP shows a man striving to save his family, at any cost.

Quotes for a previous related post about a modern family’s fight for justice came from a recent ProPublica article co-published with The New Yorker.

Let’s #EndPoverty , #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail starting by improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure 4:
1. #libraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !


#PublicDomainInfrastructure #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19
ShiraDest

scheduled in:  September, 12020 HE

Day 28/67, High School Equivalency in Five Months: Start of week 8/18

Week Eight:
Lesson Plan Monday, 22 October, 2018 Day 28 Grammar: Essay Writing -write your Introductory Paragraph Three kinds of triangles Monday Day 28 ExitSlips
All of the lesson plans can be found for All Weeks: 1-18, here…

My #historical #fantasy #WiP shows a man striving to save his family, at any cost.

Quotes for a previous related post about a modern family’s fight for justice came from a recent ProPublica article co-published with The New Yorker.

Let’s #EndPoverty , #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail starting by improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure 4:
1. #libraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !


#PublicDomainInfrastructure #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19
ShiraDest

scheduled in:  September, 12020 HE

Moving Monday: Bring in a new Civilian Conservation Corps for a new United States of America

I have a hope, for which many have called me a dreamer, of one possible way our society could look, maybe in 40 years, or maybe even sooner, if we all wanted it to happen. 

A new CCC for a new USA could lead, or at least help start, the way. With a new sort of education.

It involves four main phases, broken down into smaller goals, with the ultimate hope being to build a world as safe and free for creative human endeavor as possible.  For every human being on this planet.  This post is mostly about a small part of Phase I, but other posts have begun, and will continue, to explain the remaining phases and the overall idea.

The first phase involves building empathy, and bringing each one of us to see each one of our fellow human beings as … a human being.  Each one meriting humane treatment, and human dignity.

That empathy building phase was Phase 0 (yes, I’m a computer scientist by first training, so I start with 0…).  Phase I is meant to go from the years 2015 to 2030, building a movement to strengthen some of our most crucial and obviously key pieces of our social infrastructure, which are in the public domain.  During this period, one of the ways that we can both build conceptual support and also literally build our physical infrastructure that needs support, is by borrowing an idea from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, which worked during the Great Depression to create jobs while educating young (white) men at the same time.  What we want to do now, is to educate, facilitate service, and build a community-service frame of reference, while also upgrading our public infrastructure, just as FDR did in the 1930’s via his program.

Bringing back an updated version of FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), or Roosevelt’s Tree Army, as it was popularly known, could provide a stepping stone between the empathy-building work that must always be on-going, and the support-building work of bringing our society to a consensus on the needed support for the most basic of our public social infrastructure institutions, like Public Libraries, Public Transportation, Public Education (especially in the financial and legal areas, where so many consumers fall prey to financial predators, and end up in debt due to lack of knowledge), and Public Health.  These four systems under gird our entire societal structure, and need support perhaps the most urgently, in return for which we potentially get the most payback for all members of society.  While we do the difficult work of building the necessary consensus to get there from here, a simpler step might be to bring back some form of the CCC, updated to be far more inclusive, and used as both a means of providing employment to young people, and also to educate them, much like the Gap Year in Europe.  But instead of having our new high school graduates backpack around the country, they could be sent to work in urban public library branches, light-rail and subway/Metro stations, local urban public schools, or inner city health clinics.  As they rotate from one part of the country to another, say, monthly, they learn first-hand of the conditions in places they are not from and have not lived, while serving communities they have never met, working alongside peers from different walks of life, and seeing a side of their native land that they did not grow up with.  In short, learning the realities, and different perspectives, of this large and diverse nation of ours.

The rest of the ideas are here, with a warning that they will be rearranged and better explained in future posts: (My hope, in 2014, was that the precautions/programs described below, particularly the TinyHouse/Bedsit on an acre/person with free basic food, would prevent child abuse, by giving all human beings at any age once capable of reaching the stove and cooking an egg, permission and power to get the hell out of Dodge if necessary…)

The Adulthood Challenge  is Phase II of a four phase program of Equality and Health for All, which I’ve been modifying since 2014.

Action Items:

1.)   Look up the CCC, preferably finding two different sources;

2.)   Share your findings with two friends on FaceBook;

3.)    Find your Senator’s local office address;

4.)    Write a letter to your Senator, email it, and then snail-mail it to the local office;

5.)    Share your letter on FaceBook, and treat yourself to a healthy reward!!

6.)   Accept the thanks of all of us who work for kindness and safety, Sibling in Arms.

Gratefully,

Let’s #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail and support these four key parts of our #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
1. #libraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !

ShiraDest

September, 12020 HE

Day 27/67, High School Equivalency in Five Months: end of week 7/18

Day 27 lesson plan, 18 October, 2018 Grammar: commas in intro./direct address How to find the height of a triangle Perimeter and Area of Triangles Day27ExitSlps
All of the lesson plans can be found for Weeks 1-18 here

Quotes for a previous related post came from a recent ProPublica article co-published with The New Yorker.

Let’s #EndPoverty , #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail starting by improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure 4:
1. #libraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !


#PublicDomainInfrastructure #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19
ShiraDest

scheduled in:  September, 12020 HE

Day 26/67, High School in Five Months: week 7/18

Wednesday, 17 October, 2018 Lesson Plan Grammar: commas and clauses Easiest math: area of rectangles & squares WedDay26ExitSlips
All of the lesson plans can be found for Weeks 1-18 here

Quotes for a previous related post came from a recent ProPublica article co-published with The New Yorker.

Let’s #EndPoverty , #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail starting by improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure 4:
1. #libraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !


#PublicDomainInfrastructure #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19
ShiraDest

scheduled in:  September, 12020 HE

Day 25 Lesson Plan, High School in Five Months: 12020 HE (Holocene Era)

Tuesday, 16 October, 2018 lesson plan Grammar: compound sentences Converting Exponents to Radicals: Easy activity Converting Exponents to Radicals: Challenging activity day25ExitSlips

Quotes for a previous related post came from a recent ProPublica article co-published with The New Yorker.

Let’s #EndPoverty , #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail starting by improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure 4:
1. #libraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !


#PublicDomainInfrastructure #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19
ShiraDest

scheduled in:  September, 12020 HE

Moody Mondays idea: Fully Inclusive Equality via The Four Freedoms Movement

How can we get to a world in which every human being is safe: fed, clothed, sheltered, educated and cared for so that every person can contribute the most fully to Humanity?

per Covey: starting with The Eventual End Goals of The Four Freedoms Movement (allowing each person to contribute fully):

Phase IV

(With 40-60 years of steps in between…)

1. Each child, at birth, receives half a hectare of land, non-alienable. The person may rent, lend or swap the land, but always remains the owner of the land or the swapped parcel. Where ever the location, it should have a well and be arable. (This way, at a minimum, every person on the planet will own at least 1/2hectare of land, free and clear, with no way to lose it…)

2. Beans, Rice, local Greens, and enough fresh drinking/cooking water, and fresh or filtered salt water for bathing for every individual person;

3. Free Bedsit or Tiny House for each individual person, accessible from the time a child can safely (independently) cook an egg;


4. Each family should have a book in the local public library, containing the autobiography of every adult in the family (which means that each person needs free time and the means to write his or her autobiography).

5. Each ADULT is both:

  1. trained to serve in the national protection forces (police or military), and
  2. prepared to rotate, if called upon, into a limited time term of either Jury Duty, city, state, or federal level government duty as a local/state or federal Representative or Senator, Governor, or cabinet member. A system of sortition could gradually replace elections for the House of Representatives and state assembly lower chambers, followed by the upper chambers and executive level elected positions via IRV/Ranked Choice Voting, as the national educational system evens up in quality across the country.

Getting there from … some point in the future:

Phase III: The Three Universals:

Free access to all levels of

1.) universal higher or trade-craft education,

2.) universal basic income, which the use of local currencies may help with,

3.) and full universal health care, for every person, are the three key parts of Phase III, which comes after:

Phase II, which is: taking the Adulthood Challenge

  1. Each person, as a child, must learn to swim (or at least float).
  2. Each child must learn emotional/psychological self-defense and physical self-defense to the greatest extent possible, in a Gandhian context, as well as financial self-defense.
    (1 and 2 are part of the pre-Adulthood pre-requisite criteria:)
  3. Then, each child may decide to remain a Pre-Adult, having all basic human needs met, but being barred from undertaking Phase IV adult roles, such as serving in protective or governmental positions.
  4. After passing prerequisites 1 and 2, and deciding to test for Adulthood, any Pre-Adult may choose to attempt The Adulthood Challenge, of teaching some person a needed and difficult skill, such as speaking a language from 0 words, or teaching someone to read, beginning with the alphabet. A task, in other words, that ordinarily averages 2-3 years in the classroom setting.

Phase II is about both a new rite of passage into a new form of adulthood, and also about forming a culture in which “each one teach one” is taken seriously as a duty to humankind.

The current stage is Phase I:

Phase I involves both a preparation period for the coming stages as well as an on-going process of empathy-building, while actively building full support for our key publicdomaininfrastructure.

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

1.) Download two differently sourced documents about sortition,

2.) Read a page,

3.) Share your thoughts on that page,

4.) Write a novel that imagines a safer and kinder world than we have now, and tells a good story, that might make 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.

Let’s #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail and support these four key parts of our #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
1. #libraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !

ShiraDest

September, 12020 HE

Day 21 Lesson Plan, High School in Five Months: The Three Rs for brain growth, 12020 HE (Holocene Era)

Day21 Lesson Plan, March 7th, 12019 HE Grammar:essay writing (on paper): today, the Reading is via Closed Captions: Math Warm-up: Area and estimation on Khan Academy Practice Multiplying Powers: the Product Rule Practice Dividing Powers: the Quotient Rule Day21ExitSlips

Happy Sukkot!

Lesson Plan, 6-9pm,  originally posted for class on Thursday, March 7th, 12019 HE (Holocene Era, the Holocene Calendar)
In our Learning Toolbox:
LearnStorm via Khan Academy (ways to grow your brain, and grow our society…): The 3 Rs
 Recognize: What are some indications that you are frustrated?
 Remind: What can you say to remind yourself that frustration is ok?
 Reset: a short walk, count to 10, deep breaths, imagine…
Vocabulary:
Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word or phrase:
Reading Comp. Vocab. Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking Skills

Essay Writing: Body paragraphs
Breaking task down into smaller pieces, reasons for your thesis
Exponents,  products/quotients,  X, Y coordinates
Separation of powers: Law Makers, legislative Branch:

6pm: 1.
Write one or two sentences explaining what you think might be the differences between
the Congress and the California State Assembly.

2. optional easy math warm-up: (This activity is on Area and exponents, to foreshadow X,Y
coordinates via estimation of square roots.)
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-squ
are-roots/e/square_roots_2
6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).
7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…
7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension
7:07 to 7:15 Grammar lecture, using the passage below.
7:15 to 7:25 Math lecture, also using this same passage.
7:25-7:30 We do 1st question/problem from each online worksheet together, then you finish
the online activities from all lectures individually on the classroom computers.
Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.
7:00-7:07: Reading Comp.: use Closed Captions on videos
Today’s Passage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyeJ55o3El0. (Today’s reading
comes from Closed Captions for the Hard of Hearing…)
Write three sentences explaining what a bill is, please.
7:07 Grammar lecture part2/4: Essay Writing –the Body Paragraphs:
Section II of your essay outline will be the first Body paragraph: your Pros paragraph.
-Note: this paragraph should match
1.) the second sentence of your Introductory Paragraph, which will match
2.) the second clause or phrase in your Thesis sentence, in greater detail.
Please write
1.) one thesis sentence to show me at the end of class or for tomorrow,
and
2.) one essay outline that matches this thesis sentence, with word
counts…
.
7:15 Mathematics Topic: multiplying and dividing Exponents
Because, Sometimes a problem is easier to solve in an equivalent form…
Exponents rules and properties:
Quotient rules: (Source: https://www.rapidtables.com/math/number/exponent.html and
https://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/md/division-repeated-subtraction.php)
Multiplication is repeated addition, so a n⋅ am= a, raised to the (n+m)
Division is repeated subtraction, so a n/ am= an-m
(Source: https://web.northeastern.edu/seigen/1250DIR/Handout-ExponentsandRadicals1.pdf)
Today, we have two different math activities to choose from: an easier one and
a more challenging one.
First, let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onent-properties/e/powers-of-products-and-quotients-sp
Now, let’s do the first problem from the more challenging one:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onent-properties/e/powers-of-products-and-quotients
7:30 Please
1.) Finish your outline and thesis sentence, and
2.) do the remainder of the easier online math worksheet:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-a
lgebra-exponent-properties/e/powers-of-products-and-quotients-sp
8pm: continue to work on mathematics
8:40 Exit Questions: 1. Please write one sentence explaining how you can use outline to
organize your essay.
2. What is a body paragraph?
3. Which sentence (in the introductory paragraph) tells us what the
body paragraphs will discuss?
4. Write in mathematical terms and show: what is the approximate
length of the side of a field which is 46 square feet?
8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal

Quotes for a previous related post came from a recent ProPublica article co-published with The New Yorker.

Let’s #EndPoverty , #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail starting by improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure 4:
1. #libraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !


#PublicDomainInfrastructure #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19
ShiraDest

scheduled during the summer:  August, 12020 HE

National Public Libraries: Learning languages to bring books, literacy, and possibility to others: …

The National Library of France, aka La Bibliothèque nationale de France, provides online access to classic books which are in the Public Domain. Assuming that one has access to the internet, and also has a device on which to read the eBook, this can be a huge boost to literacy, and also to hope. Hope for education, and hope for young women, who see a strong and highly intelligent role model in the heroine of 1001 Nights, who weaves stories within stories intriguing enough to save both her life, and the lives of the young women of her kingdom.

Reading novels in general builds empathy, which builds hope, and helps people to pull together in mutual aid.

Books, film, and other forms of media, like comic books, aka graphic novels, and music all have a strong effect on how people view the world. So, here are some Action Items in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:

1.) Download some public domain version of the 1001 Nights,

2.) Read a page,

3.) Share your thoughts on that page, perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,

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, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !

#PublicDomainInfrastructure #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19 ShiraDest

5 October, 12020 HE

HS in 5 Months, Day 20: WiP planning and smart alec exponents, 12020HE, and Happy Sukkot!!

A simple use of spreadsheets (see 2nd column in grid below…) to plan large projects (after Sukkot is over -finish building that sukkah & Chag Sameach!!), like a WorkInProgress, how to be a correct smart alec in math or Social Policy class (see below…):

Day20 Lesson Plan as PDF, March 6, 12019 HE Scheduling example: how to use a spreadsheet to plan big writing project, like a long research paper, or a novel https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation-the-comma-and-the-apostrophe/introduction-to-commas/e/punctuating-lists Exponents: Pwrs of Zero and 1, -1 raised to even/odd powers Day20ExitSlips

Lesson Plan, March 6th, 12019 HE

(Holocene Era, the Holocene Calendar)
In our Learning Toolbox:
LearnStorm via Khan Academy (ways to grow your brain…): scheduling tasks by breaking
large projects into smaller chunks, using a spreadsheet to organize your project (see
shiradest.wordpress.com on today’s lesson plan for sample xls sheet…)
Vocabulary:
Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word:
Reading Comp. Vocab. Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking Skills
Separation of powers Essay Writing exponential forms Breaking down into
Separation of church
and state
Essay Writing:
Introductory paragraph
Zero Exponent rules Dividing work into
smaller chunks
Checks and balances Thesis sentence Power of Zero Time management
Separation of powers Supporting sentences Raised to power of 0 scheduling
Branches Rebuttal sentences Zeroeth Power Monitoring progress
authority Transitional sentences Product and Quotient
of Exponents
Keeping track of
progress
6pm:
Write one or two sentences explaining what you think might be the differences between
the Congress and the Supreme Court.

6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).
7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…
7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension
7:07 to 7:15 Grammar lecture, using the passage below.
7:15 to 7:25 Math lecture, also using this same passage.
7:25-7:30 We do 1st question/problem from each online worksheet together, then you finish
the online activities from all lectures individually on the classroom computers.
Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.
7:00-7:07: Reading Comprehension & Grammar: Commas in a series/list
Today’s Passage: At the Constitutional Convention, the Framers
decided to separate the powers of government among three
branches—legislative executive and judicial—so that each branch had
to cooperate with the others in order to accomplish policymaking
goals. (Today’s reading comes from
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-us-government-and-politics/foundations-of-american-democracy/principles-of-american-governme
nt/a/principles-of-american-government-article …)
Where are the missing commas?
Let’s do the first question on commas in lists:
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation-the-comma-and-the-apostrophe/
introduction-to-commas/e/punctuating-lists
7:07 Grammar lecture part1/4: Essay Writing –the intro. Paragraph:
An essay should have at least four paragraphs (¶):
Introductory paragraph with your Thesis Sentence,
Two Body paragraphs,
pros
cons
Conclusion paragraph, summarizing your argument or topic.
(https://www.uvu.edu/writingcenter/docs/handouts/writing_process/basicessayformat.pdf has a nice summary…)
To map out your introductory paragraph, use an outline or a mind map, which
ever you prefer, to show your:
1. Thesis or main idea, which will become your topic sentence
2. Your pro ideas/arguments, which will become one sentence per “pro”
3. The ideas against your argument, a sentence for each “con” to your
thesis,
4. Your transition sentence that glides into your first Body Paragraph.
Let’s outline a Thesis sentence together, then you make an outline to show me at the
end of class or for tomorrow, organizing your thesis sentence.
Notice that when you outline your thesis or topic sentence, you are also outlining your entire
essay at the same time, but as an overview. The details will come in the outline for your body
paragraphs.
7:15 Mathematics Topic: Exponents and Radicals, good friends that go together.
Why would we want to convert between forms of expression? Sometimes a problem
is easier to solve in an equivalent form…
Exponents rules and properties
Rule name Rule Example
Zero rules b
0
= 1 5
0
= 1
0
n
= 0 , for n>0 0
5
= 0
One rules
b
1
= b 5
1
= 5
1
n
= 1 1
5
= 1
Negative
one rule
(-1)5
=
-1
Sources:
https://www.rapidtables.com/math/number/exponent.html
https://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/md/division-repeated-subtraction.php
Now, let’s do the online math worksheet problem together:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onents/e/exponents-in-expressions
7:30
1.) Please do the rest of our online grammar worksheet:
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation-the-comma-and-the-apostrophe/
introduction-to-commas/e/punctuating-lists
and
2.) Please do the remainder of online math worksheet:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onents/e/exponents-in-expressions
8:40 Exit Questions: 1. Please write one sentence explaining how you can use a chart to
show various forms of the same number.
2. What is an introductory paragraph?
3. What is the sentence that introductory paragraphs generally start
with called?
4. Write in mathematical terms and show: what is the sum of 5 raised
to the zeroth power and 5 raised to the first power?
8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal (journal about art, public policy, and checks and balances??)