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  •  Beautiful diary. Great analogy. (9+ / 0-)

    "Learn to eat something else besides popcorn."

    Indeed. But it won't happen until the popcorn mining companies stop making a ton of money--both here and in any country they wish to exploit. Unless ...your kids grow up with the knowledge and power to teach others the lessons they've learned in your class.

    (¯`*._(¯`*._(-IMPEACH APPOINT A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR-)_.*´¯)_.*´¯)

    by nehark on Tue Mar 31, 2009 at 09:19:31 AM PDT

    •  I'm happy to report that after 6 years of giving (0+ / 0-)

      the popcorn lesson, yesterday I finally got the answer "We should try eating something other than popcorn."  I was so happy that I spontaneously hugged the child who suggested it.  

      What I didn't anticipate was what a 10-year-old boy gets in the face when being hugged by a 5'4'' woman.  His look of utter astonishment mixed with delighted embarrassment made an impression on the whole class.  Soon many other boys were raising their hands to offer the same comment.

      I've got to remember to channel my enthusiasm when the students start getting it right!  But on the up side, however inadvertently, that was one lesson they won't soon forget.

      Lysistrata lives!  :)

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