Ye Gods! How Time's Have Changed

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  1. kernowmaid

    kernowmaid Well-Known Member

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    I gave up teaching many years ago, but volunteered to do some "distance learning" with my 2 grandsons via Skype.
    I must be mad!!

    Having been told "We've done WW1" and "We're doing hyperboles" I thought I'd better get the official versions and searched the school website for the curriculum.

    This is the "homework" set for History for the Yr 8 (that's 2nd yr Secondary, age 12):

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    What On Earth ...??

    Jane
     
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  2. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    I’d choose the USA one, at least I was there. For half of it. On the Tele
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Ye gods .....
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Some of the modern curriculum makes me wonder how kids are supposed to live in the real world.
     
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    Sandiep Successfully Supports Searches!

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    think the kids could teach me noto_O me them
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    They probably could but I’m not interested in what they have to teach.
    On a good note, my great nephew has just done his first solo flight. He’s 15. His grandmother sent a photo of him next to his instructors plane. It’s the size of a mosquito.:eek: He is at least learning something useful and what he has been passionate about all his young life. Future Qantas pilot.
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    You're going to have fun :eek::reading::D
     
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    kernowmaid Well-Known Member

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    Already, this is turning into an exhausting exercise!!
    I spend the afternoon trying to understand what's needed for the next morning ... no Genealogy work :eek::(:(

    But boy, am I learning new stuff ...
    I can even identify a hyperbole and a litotes when I hear one (and last week I couldn't even pronounce "litotes") :D

    I'll be one of the best educated (and know-it-all) Grannies in the country.
    If I live to see the end of this, that is :nailbiting:

    Stay Safe, Everyone
    Jane
     
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    Did those words even exist when we were at school? :rolleyes:
     
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    My neighbours kids have been home two days and their cat has decided to move in with me.
    Found him asleep in my bedroom this afternoon -probably liked the peace & quiet.
    Not sure if it is sensible to share pets just now...
     
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    You didn't do hyperbole at school? That's a bit of an exaggeration.
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    :D:D:D
     
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    OK I confess, I had to look up the meaning.:rolleyes::D
     
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    Me too - I thought they were something to do with Science :eek:
     
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  17. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    As I. I remember a prime minister had trouble with ‘hyperbole’ she pronounced as I would have. Hyper-bowl :rolleyes: The other word, that escaped me too. I keep it simple.
     
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    I thought it was a shape :oops:
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Are you thinking of a parabola?
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    Yep....probably....I have no idea :D
     
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