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Day 45/67: Five Month GED, Community Colleges, and, Local Laws

   Aside from simplifying mathematical roots, Adulting often involves simplifying the roots of complex social and logical problems, too.  Seeing through false arguments, distinguishing red herrings from truth, finding the root cause of a situation, all require logical and persistent thinking, developed by mathematics. morgan_community_college  Community colleges are one good place to learn these skills.

   Local colleges can also be good resources for finding local laws and policies.

 Middle of week 12/18
Day 45 lesson plan

Grammar:  Coordinating conjunctions

Simplify Roots
Day 45 Exit Ticket
(Day 44 … Day 46)
 

Action Items:

1.) Search for two different reps in your state for whom you are a constituent.

2.) Email them to ask for increased Community College funding.

3.) Share  how each of the reps responded.

4.)

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Narrative and Prose Nonfiction,     

Holistic High School Lessons,

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Day 44/67: Five Month GED, Exponential Curves, and, Interesting Education

         

                         Aside from understanding exponential growth in populations of rabbits, and germs,

covid-19-curves-graphic-social-v3 

Adulting also often requires  understanding how debt can grow just as rapidly.  Knowing how to defend yourself legally, for instance on a medical debt that may have expired, when you are summoned to court on it anyway: if you don’t go let them know (that the debt is time-barred), you may have ‘a hard row to hoe.’ 

   Especially since compound interest also gets very interesting as it  grows exponentially…

 Middle of week 12/18
Day 44, Week 12
Grammar: Quotes and more
Math: Using Exponents
 
Day 44 Exit Ticket
(Day 43 … Day 45)

Action

Prompts:

1.) Why might it be important to understand exponential rates of change?  Why do you think it may (or may not) help citizens of a Republic, especially those who are more vulnerable?

2.) 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.

3.)  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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Thoughtful Readers, if you are on Twitter, please consider following   #Project Do Better  on Twitter.

Shira

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Day 43/67 of GED in Five Months, Area vs. Circumference, and, transportation

      Adulting often requires knowing how transportation ties in with a variety of types of knowledge, like the distance around an obstacle, given the area of the area you want to avoid.  Also, when does it make more sense to use mta_nyc_transit_services_mosaic  mass transit than to drive?

 Start of week 12/18
Day 43, Lesson Plan:
Grammar: Essay Writing -Continue working on your Pros paragraph
Common Core Math, Skill practice #s4-6: Area and Circumference of Circles
remember student discounts on monthly bus passes!
Day 43 Exit Ticket
(Day 42Day 44)

Action Prompts:

1.) Why might it be important to understand the public transit system in your city?  Why do you think it may (or may not) help citizens of a Republic, especially those who are unable, for eyesight reasons, for instance, to drive a car?

2.) 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.

3.)  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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                                                                                         or Historical Fiction Serial Stories

 

Thoughtful Readers, if you are on Twitter, please consider following our  #Project Do Better  tweets.

Shira

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Day 42/67: Five Month GED, “Discrete What?” & Health Terminology (and a Note…)

     (Quick note: Dear Readers, this is nearly the end of my lesson plan series, which I am working to post so that the new Page listing these plans will have fresh links.  Then, we will return to our regularly schedules stories… -Shira)

     Adulting often requires understanding vocabulary, and how certain words have slightly different meanings when applied in a different context.   Countable things, like apples, are discreet items, while being discreet, as the grammar lesson will show, is different.  It is similarly important  to understand such distinctions in other areas, and how health care works, and why the Public Health Services are so important. 

difference_between_anxiety_and_covid-19_symptoms

Here is one of my favorite words that makes a key difference in math, science, health care, and even in English grammar, as the lesson will show!

 Week 11/18
Day 42, Week 11
Grammar: Context and confusing words
Area and the Pythagorean Theorem
Day 42 Exit Ticket
Discreet quantities
Being discreet, as in exercising discretion…

(Day 41Day 43)

Action prompts:

1.)  Explain why you think it is important to understand the different nuances of meanings of a word, aka different connotations, under various circumstances, like the word theory, or discrete?

2.) 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.

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   Thoughtful Readers, if you are on Twitter, please share our key #Project Do Better  tweets !!:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport

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Shira

 

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 40/67, Five Month GED, Cheerful Facts About the Square of the Hypotenuse, and, Standing Like an Adult

      Adulting includes learning which languages work to help you learn best, such as the language of music: musical learning for facts vegetable, mineral, and mathematical, especially quadratical,

perpendicular-base-hypotenuse_right_triangle and maybe even songs for finding out where your law-makers stand.  🙂    How, by the way, would you find out where your Congressmen and State Assembly/State Senate representatives stand on various issues of concern to you?

Start of week 11/18
Day 40, Week 11
Grammar: Frequently confused words: affect/effect and here/hear
Math: Pythagorean Theorem!!!
Day 40 Exit Ticket
(Day 39Day 41)
(Extra points for online sources on “biogeochemical cycles” that do not come from ‘pedia! 🙂

Action Items:

1.) Where does this quote “…cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse…” come from, and do you like it?

2.) Please explain how it may (or may not) help learners, especially as part of Project Do Better

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  & #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 39/67, Five Month GED, constructing metaphors, and, thinking like an Adult

     Adulting, metaphors, and seeing how definitions fit into the context

people walking on pedestrian lane during daytime
Photo by Kaique Rocha on Pexels.com

of a whole are crucial for informed decision-making, and for constructing

partsCircle

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
New Reading for this lesson replaces reading from previous Day 39 postings…
Grammar: similes and metaphors
Math: Area of circles and parts of circles
Day 39 Exit Ticket
(Day 38Day 40)

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.  My book on Project Do Better, for which this lesson is my personal contribution, will be freely available soon.

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  & #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 38/67, Five Month GED, comparisons in literature and in math: Similes, and Slope

      Adulting is about knowing how you learn most effectively, but also about understanding systems, similes…

world_prices200-c965bae1b427c4c26502303e0023a84fea065b17-s800-c85 and relationships of change between varying quantities. 

Like the rise in the price of a main staple, like rice: Unified Response over a certain run of time, whether in hours, days, or weeks…

Middle of week 10/18
Day 38, Week 10, Lesson plan
Grammar: using a simile
Math:Slope as ratio of Y:X
Day 38 Exit Tix
(Day 37Day 39)

Action Items:

1.) What do you think is one possible scenario where rice can (or has…) cause riots?

2.) Why might it be important that citizens in a republic understand these possible scenarios?

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.  I’m editing a book proposing a kinder way for our world, and this is part of my contribution to it:  Project Do Better.

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  & #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, 2021 CE = year 12021 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 37/67, Five Month GED, adaptations, and Adulting

    Adulting is also about understanding adaptations, not from a scientific or organic perspective, but from a more emotional and intellectual point of view. 

chameleon-in-green-color-adaptation_04

Adapting to new situations is a skill that science can teach us for both abstract intelligence and emotional intelligence.  That skill is needed in the modern world by all people.

Middle of week 10/18
Day 37, Week 10
Grammar:Possessives -the apostrophe
Math: Congruent and similar regions
Day 37 Exit Ticket
(Day 36Day 38)

Action Items:

1.) What do you think is the difference between adapting emotionally and adapting intellectually to a problem or situation, and why might that make a difference to citizens in a republic?

2.)  This lesson plan is one of my personal contributions to Project Do Better.  What would you contribute, assuming you had time, to the work of building empathy in our world?

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  & #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 ,

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

                                               help build a kinder future, and Do Better  for all of us

( Golden 5 month GED lesson 22 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??

In Service to Human Kindness,

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

Shira

the year, 2022 CE = year 12022 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.

  We’d love to hear from you here,  if you read it! 

🙂

 

 

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Day 36/67, Five Month GED, circles, and triangles

   Adulting is also about understanding relationships between seemingly unrelated things, and  how to find up-to-date information and help in finding that information and how to use it, like legal information.

texmacs_graphics_sample_-_triangle_in_a_half-circle

   Thus, relationships between shapes, and relationships between ideas are similar, right?

Start of week 10/18
Day 36 Lesson Plan
Grammar: Essay Writing, Pro or Con Paragraphs
Math: area of Rectangles & Triangles together
Day 36 Exit Ticket
(Day 35Day 37)

Action Items:

1.) Where can you get Pro-Bono Legal Aide, in your area?  Is there a local Project Do Better volunteer who can help you with this, if you need it?

2.) 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.

3.)  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 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 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 ,

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

                                               help build a kinder future, and Do Better  for all of us

( Golden 5 month GED lesson 22 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, 2022 CE = year 12022 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.

  We’d love to hear from you here,  if you read it! 

🙂

 

 

 

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