Skip to comments.Oregon School Cancels Zombie Survival Classes, Ensures Students Will Be Eaten
Posted on 03/24/2013 2:28:41 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Oregon school cancels zombie survival classes, ensures students will be eaten
Armand Larive Middle School had what is perhaps the greatest junior high social studies class ever: Zombie Survival Skills. But the killjoy parents and administrators put the kibosh on the post-apocalyptic class, feeling that undead studies were not appropriate for growing minds.
The East Oregonian reported on Rich Harshberger's zombie survival classes at Armand Larive earlier this week, a class that focused largely on real-world survival skills and also had a reading and writing component. Apparently, parents were a bit surprised to learn the school was teaching a class with such a violent subject matteras was school Superintendent Fred Maiocco. The class was quickly canceled, to be replaced by an "exploratory reading" class led by Harshberger.
I don't know how much of the class focused on weaponry, but all joking aside, framing a class in terms of the zombie apocalypse does sound like a cool way to get kids interested in survival skills like foraging, compass reading, and the like. And an exploratory reading class won't necessarily mean that the kids won't be reading about gory undead monsters.
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I would have loved a class like that in HS. I think it would have really promoted the learning of useful skills that have been lost to our technology.
Could you imagine the fun outdoor projects that could have been done? Camp outs, hikes, foraging etc.
And I thought ... Am gonna quit thinking. Just when one thought schools were going to get series about the hugh responsibility they have, the schools go and remove curriculum for survival. Am gonna quit thinking ... ain’t safe no more.
Back to the basics. Now, if they’d just cut out the Planned Parenthood sex education classes. . . .
Kids were probably alert and paying attention in class too.
Bob Hope’s take on Zombies
Because of Sequester?
This would have been one of the few useful classes kids would learn. How to purify water. Methods of self defense. How to find food and identify that it is safe. First aid.
And they’d read books that are not liberal “save the planet” mantras. Unfortunately, they’d probably become more pro-gun after reading the books, and that’s contrary to union wishes.
A Semester of Sequester!
Its nice that we treat education as a joke or a gag.
Because that’s the kind of unserious students we are going to end up with.
Dear old Bob was good, wasn’t he?
Yes, he was.
Don’t forget to purchase some of Hornady’s zombie ammo.
(commercial is a bit violent. Show’s a guy killing dead people.)
A class like that would be the perfect excuse to set up a firearms range at the school!
Students take a class on zombie survival at the University of Colorado.
Michigan State University is offering a “Zombie Survival Course” so we decided to do an overview of survival tactics for all our viewers.
certainly would have been closer to real science than the gorebull warming/climate change crap they are taught.
Important DHS zombie survival tips:
1) Coat yourself liberally with Worcestershire sauce.
2) Handcuff yourself to a very heavy object so that the zombies will not be able to carry you off to their lairs.
3) Do not have any weapons within reach, as that may result in the zombies *defensively* attacking you.
Even the CDC promotes zombie awareness and preparedness.
Can’t have any cirriculum that would teach basic survival skills, let alone getting young boys to pay attention in class, especially an English class, now can we?
okay, I’m gonna get bashed for this, but I’m a grown up and can take it.
I agree with the parents to a degree.
My reason is this. Why couldn’t they just call it Survival Class?
Why all this Zombie crap? I’m getting a little sick of it myself, and the fact that my goddaughter is actually worried about the undead coming after her is kinda bothering me.
The dead don’t walk around and eat you (Brain dead) Obama voters are one thing, evil, death is something else. The same thing with Vampires and Werewolves. Kids nowadays are just too stupid to understand (because they aren’t being taught) that this is called FANTASY.
America has turned into a “death” culture. The undead are ‘cool’. Ain’t nothing “cool” about death.
Maybe it’s just me, maybe I’ve turned into the old codger, but it’s starting to get to me.