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Creating Countries

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

I had my students create their own countries. The results were a little weird.

Political System: Dictatorship
Industries: milk, beef, cheese
Official Language: Korean
Marrying Age: 18. Because NH wants to marry right now.
Military: Option
Educational System: 13, must
3 Things that are Legal: Must have cow, milk a cow, bow to cow
3 Things that are Illegal: Hate milk, hit the cow, raise other animal.

Political System: Anarchy
Industries: Troll’s underwear
Official Language: English and Troll
Marrying Age: No limitation (but can’t marry troll)
Military: Mandatory (both men and women)
Educational System: Have to go to school until 20 (but, troll cannot have school)
3 Things that are Legal: You can kill troll. Trolls can kill people. You can have weapons.
3 Things that are Illegal: Trolls cannot marry people. Murder. Trolls cannot suicide.

Political System: Monarchy
Industries: Time machine. Eco-friendly products.
Official Language: Korean and binary.
Marrying Age: 18 -> because ideal is grown enough at about 18.
Military: None.
Educational System: Students must go to school up to University or College (24)
3 Things that are Legal: 1. Time travel 2. Can dropout only if a person is studying. 3. Can go camping anywhere important in time or to the environment.
3 Things that are Illegal: Don’t Destroy: 1) Time 2) Environment 3) Humanism

Political System: Anarchy
Industries: medicine, plant, fruit, ant, sand
Official Language: animal sounds
Marrying Age: No limit
Military: Optional
Educational System: to survive in nature
3 Things that are Legal: watering the flowers, plant trees, produce butterflies
3 Things that are Illegal: pick up plants, stomping on ants, catch butterflies

Creating Countries

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

I had my students create their own countries. The results were a little weird.

Political System: Dictatorship
Industries: milk, beef, cheese
Official Language: Korean
Marrying Age: 18. Because NH wants to marry right now.
Military: Option
Educational System: 13, must
3 Things that are Legal: Must have cow, milk a cow, bow to cow
3 Things that are Illegal: Hate milk, hit the cow, raise other animal.

Political System: Anarchy
Industries: Troll’s underwear
Official Language: English and Troll
Marrying Age: No limitation (but can’t marry troll)
Military: Mandatory (both men and women)
Educational System: Have to go to school until 20 (but, troll cannot have school)
3 Things that are Legal: You can kill troll. Trolls can kill people. You can have weapons.
3 Things that are Illegal: Trolls cannot marry people. Murder. Trolls cannot suicide.

Political System: Monarchy
Industries: Time machine. Eco-friendly products.
Official Language: Korean and binary.
Marrying Age: 18 -> because ideal is grown enough at about 18.
Military: None.
Educational System: Students must go to school up to University or College (24)
3 Things that are Legal: 1. Time travel 2. Can dropout only if a person is studying. 3. Can go camping anywhere important in time or to the environment.
3 Things that are Illegal: Don’t Destroy: 1) Time 2) Environment 3) Humanism

Political System: Anarchy
Industries: medicine, plant, fruit, ant, sand
Official Language: animal sounds
Marrying Age: No limit
Military: Optional
Educational System: to survive in nature
3 Things that are Legal: watering the flowers, plant trees, produce butterflies
3 Things that are Illegal: pick up plants, stomping on ants, catch butterflies

Pink, Sparkly Lip Gloss

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Makeup is against the dress code, but that doesn’t stop students from wearing it. Everyone’s heard my rants about students putting on foundation, concealer, eyelid tape (yes that is a thing), etc. Even though I’m at a high-level academic now, where way less students wear makeup than at SGHS, I’ve stopped batting an eye when students with their faces caked in makeup come up to me.

Today I did my create a country lesson for the first time in two years, for the first time since SGHS, actually. We talk about different things needed to create our own country (a political system, industry, education system, military, etc) and students make up their own country name, create a flag, and answer these questions.

One team made the “175 cm Country,” where all residents must be under 175 centimeters. They decorated their flag with short people, and then left what looks to be a pink, sparkly kiss. This is all well and good, until you realize that this was an all-boys class. As much as I hate to play into gender roles – considering makeup isn’t allowed and boys and girls aren’t allowed to talk to each other, where did this boy get the lip gloss from?!