Granddaughter taught:...Unions are good because they were result of NYC fire that killed many women.
The German wall was called....????(she forgot)
But she knew about hippies
Cursive writing is not at all taught anymore. If the power goes out we’ll have a population that will be unable to write. Spelling has gone out with the asinine ‘Look-Say’ BS, and multiplication tables are hated by teachers who think that ‘theory’ is more important than an accurate answer.
It’s also true that most of my education was of my own efforts. I lived in Sacramento and had teachers who could not tell the difference between the Golden Gate Bridge or the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge, I was once told that gold was discovered at Sutter’s Fort, and etc.
I didn’t teach my kids (three home school graduates) the times tables, either, and two of them went on to become engineers, one of whom just got accepted to Carnegie Mellon yesterday for graduate studies in electrical engineering. My third son is a Narional Merit Scholar who is studying to become a doctor. They all picked up their times tables quickly and easily just by doing math. So, no need to fret over someone not being taught their times tables. :-)
By the way, I never taught them spelling, either, and they’re all excellent spellers. They read a lot and they read good literature.
This is not to say that I wouldn’t have sat them down to learn their times tables or to teach them how to spell if they weren’t learning them. I’m just saying that you don’t have to teach them those things in order for them to learn them.
I actually *did* did teach them penmanship and it stinks! LOL! Well, one of them has bad penmanship. He’s the one who wants to be a doctor. I guess it was an omen that I missed at the time. :-)