What is the worst school assignment or project your kids have ever had to do. I think it's the one my kids have now.
I have twins. They're in 7th grade and doing a project about the Silk Road. So far it sounds like fun right, but on Friday their teacher gave them the assignment and it's due Tuesday. They need to make 21 note cards using 4 different types of sources listing specific information about a product traded on the Silk Road. My kids got turmeric and pomegranate.
Seriously she wants the information to be relevant to the time period of the Silk Road. They're suppose to find videos, articles, Internet, and books about turmeric and pomegranates over the weekend. They don't even have time to get books from other libraries if they existed. Who in their right mind would write a whole article or book about turmeric during the time of the Silk Road?
They had two books at our township library about the Silk Road and those were already checked out, I'm guessing by other classmates, Their school library had zero books about the Silk Road.
I thought it be fun to hear about other people's experiences with terrible school assignments.
Answer by But_Mommie at 7:57 PM on Mar. 16, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 5:20 PM on Mar. 16, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 4:36 PM on Mar. 16, 2013
I got lots of hits usnig
History; silk road; tumeric
Pretty sure I would for poms, too.
It is a starting point
But I agree not much time
Answer by Dardenella at 4:46 PM on Mar. 16, 2013
Hmmm, 4 sources, Have you tried an encyclopedia at the library? The worst assignment I can remember was when my daughter, in 7th grade, had to make "something" that represented who she was. She made a paper mache egg and decoupage pictures on it that symbolized who she was. She got a D on it. How do you get a D on something that represents who you are?
Answer by musicmaker at 7:27 PM on Mar. 16, 2013
My son had an assignment to keep a plant alive. He didn't tell me, and hid it in his room, so that poor thing died a miserable dehydration death. I found the dead dried up remains in his closet.
Answer by musicmaker at 8:12 PM on Mar. 16, 2013
Answer by Sebbiemama at 10:57 PM on Mar. 16, 2013
Answer by Anonymous at 5:16 AM on Mar. 17, 2013
Answer by girlwithC at 9:18 AM on Mar. 17, 2013
Answer by girlwithC at 9:27 AM on Mar. 17, 2013
Next question overall
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