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Occupy movement, I'm taking my kids

Posted by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:01 AM
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Since I home school my kids I thought that it would be a great opportunity to show them what it means to take part as a citizen in out country.

Both my kids have strong political leanings and have been asking to go to a demonstration for awhile. Now I think that they know enough to understand my instructions so the lesson plan for tomorrow will consist of the following:

History of Civil Disobedience, protests, and Occupy movement

Packing a bag for the protest.

What riot gear is and why police use and why police aren't safe to go to in a protest

Basic first aid, how to treat pepper spray exposure, what to do if we get separated, and our escape plan

I think this will be a valuable lesson for the boys. Sounds like a full day. Anybody want to come?

Do you take or would you take your kids to a protest?

by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:01 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:05 AM
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I hope you hire someone else for spelling lessons.
LynnGrey
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:06 AM
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Thanks for pointing that out. It bugs me when other people don't do a spell check...

Quoting Anonymous:

I hope you hire someone else for spelling lessons.


epoh
by The Enzyme Helicase on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:08 AM
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How old are they?

I think it could be an excellent learning opportunity provided that safety and caution is impressed upon them before hand.
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LynnGrey
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:09 AM

They are 11 and 12.

I've been strapped for good Social Studies ideas.

Quoting epoh:

How old are they?

I think it could be an excellent learning opportunity provided that safety and caution is impressed upon them before hand.


epoh
by The Enzyme Helicase on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:16 AM
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tsl/archives/soc_sci.shtml

Perhaps that could help. There are loads of pages, actually. I googled "lesson plans hands on." I like the idea of making it something that they can do interactively.


Quoting LynnGrey:

They are 11 and 12.

I've been strapped for good Social Studies ideas.


Quoting epoh:

How old are they?



I think it could be an excellent learning opportunity provided that safety and caution is impressed upon them before hand.


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marchantmom06
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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I would never chance that, but your kids your problems.
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LynnGrey
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:20 AM

Thanks for this.

Quoting epoh:

http://www.educationworld.com/a_tsl/archives/soc_sci.shtml

Perhaps that could help. There are loads of pages, actually. I googled "lesson plans hands on." I like the idea of making it something that they can do interactively.


Quoting LynnGrey:

They are 11 and 12.

I've been strapped for good Social Studies ideas.


Quoting epoh:

How old are they?



I think it could be an excellent learning opportunity provided that safety and caution is impressed upon them before hand.



LynnGrey
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:20 AM

Exactly

Quoting marchantmom06:

I would never chance that, but your kids your problems.


marchantmom06
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:22 AM
Everybody needs to do what works for them I would hate a world where we all did exactly the same thing all day every day!


Quoting LynnGrey:

Exactly


Quoting marchantmom06:

I would never chance that, but your kids your problems.



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LynnGrey
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:28 AM
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We all, as parent, try and teach our children the values we hold dear. Trying to help them become a good person. Same goals different approaches.

Pray tell, why wouldn't you do this?

Ignore the language, I've taken allergy medicine and I begin to wax purple prose. Soon I shall be using words like shan't, thou, and quixotic.

Quoting marchantmom06:

Everybody needs to do what works for them I would hate a world where we all did exactly the same thing all day every day!


Quoting LynnGrey:

Exactly


Quoting marchantmom06:

I would never chance that, but your kids your problems.




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