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Old 04-05-2019, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by cebuan View Post
She's very smart, for one thing. But she asks questions about the past, we listen to Glenn Miller and Kitty Wells youtubes and I told her about driving my 47 Studebaker. But I can tell from her questions, she would have been challenged by my HS exams. Even though I was left dumbstruck by her 150-page hardbound HS senior class individual research thesis.

She asks me questions beginning with "Why", but for some reason never thinks of those question when alone with her screen, when there are other priorities.
I'm a WWII buff and a music nut so Major Glenn Miller is on regular rotation at my house - musically he was WAY ahead of his time there's a lot of West Coast Jazz foreshadowing in his music and West Coast didn't get rolling until the '50s.

Give your SD some room and all the support you can she'll find her niche.
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by cebuan View Post
There are 200 countries in the world. How many can a fairly bright HS senior correctly label on a map? But he has a screen in his hand that can have any country's Wiki page up in five seconds. But, he never wonders. The operative word is "wonder". We are creating access, but not creating wonder to inspire access, so the information sleeps quietly in a dark corner., unbidden to any screen..
This is where I first discovered "Wonder" to escape my boring nitwit teachers:


The Project Gutenberg eBook of Star Surgeon, by Alan E. Nourse.

Nourse was a doctor and wrote SF to help pay for medical school. He got me addicted to the genre. Doctors as drug pushers. Absolutely criminal! LOL

Of course now lots of stuff is free and downloadable to tablets, but I have talked to teachers who said they never heard of Project Gutenberg.

Omnilingual, by H. Beam Piper
The Project Gutenberg eBook of Omnilingual, by H. Beam Piper

Deathworld, by Harry Harrison
The Project Gutenberg eBook of Deathworld, by Harry Harrison

Now Diversity is a big deal in SF like technology and climate change will affect people differently because of their diversity.
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