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(TwinCities.com)   School faces controversy over teacher's take on the "Zombie-Based Learning" curriculum, in which students were asked to choose which three people get eaten first   ( twincities.com) divider line
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2017-11-22 12:27:18 PM  
I like that.  Neat assignment that makes you think.  Think of the difference between choosing between babies and adults to "sacrifice".  The babies and young children would be more tender, while the adults might be tougher and more gamey, but would provide more meat. Especially if you lived near a wal mart.
 
2017-11-22 12:32:36 PM  
I'm going to suggest that you keep a few who run slower than you. They will come in more useful for later sacrifices when the easier pickings have run out.
 
2017-11-22 01:54:06 PM  
The fat kid, the smart kid and the brown noser.
 
2017-11-22 03:24:36 PM  
yeah, now it's not how many people in the bomb shelter, but how many people are zombies. Same shiat, different day.
 
2017-11-22 03:24:43 PM  
One of the questions asked students to choose three people to sacrifice during a zombie apocalypse and explain why they were chosen.

I would head to the nearest professional wrestling arena. Zombies hunt for large concentrations of brains, and thus would steer clear.
 
2017-11-22 03:25:36 PM  
Isn't that traditionally decided by a foot race?
 
2017-11-22 03:28:14 PM  
as God one said, eat the rich.
I'd quote chapter and verse, but it's noncanonical.
 
2017-11-22 03:28:58 PM  
People treat their kids like snowflakes today.  When I was in third grade in the 80's one of the parents brought in a pet snake and fed it a mouse.  We all thought it was cool and none of the parents complained.  I can only imagine what would happen if someone did that nowadays.
 
2017-11-22 03:33:56 PM  
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2017-11-22 03:36:11 PM  

aterry33: People treat their kids like snowflakes today.  When I was in third grade in the 80's one of the parents brought in a pet snake and fed it a mouse.  We all thought it was cool and none of the parents complained.  I can only imagine what would happen if someone did that nowadays.


The parents who are complaining today were in elementary school in the 80's.
 
2017-11-22 03:37:02 PM  
Only 3?
 
2017-11-22 03:43:25 PM  
Because the Holidays are upon us ...

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2017-11-22 03:43:52 PM  
The bluebirds, let the zombies have them first.  Bluebirds are slower and less intelligent.
 
2017-11-22 03:46:11 PM  
FTA:

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If you don't like the last portion then choose part A. I hate drama queen parents.

I would have loved non-standard assignments like this back when I was in school. I might answer it and post it somewhere just as a thought exercise.
 
2017-11-22 03:46:39 PM  
You'd need a brain to do this assignment.
 
2017-11-22 03:47:07 PM  

oldernell: I like that.  Neat assignment that makes you think.  Think of the difference between choosing between babies and adults to "sacrifice".  The babies and young children would be more tender, while the adults might be tougher and more gamey, but would provide more meat. Especially if you lived near a wal mart.


No the ones from Walmart are too fatty and today's zombie is watching his weight and cholesterol
 
2017-11-22 03:48:09 PM  
Does the story say who actually put the question in the assignment? I couldn't find that information, and the guy who wrote it says it wasn't him.
 
2017-11-22 03:48:21 PM  
The hot cheerleaders?

/reported
 
2017-11-22 03:48:59 PM  

uncleacid: The fat kid, the smart kid and the brown noser.


Trick question.  The fat kid and the fat teacher would be first. But they wouldn't be sacrificed so much as left behind in the furious exit.
 
2017-11-22 03:50:06 PM  
It doesn't say 3 of your classmates, just 3 hypothetical people. Simple logic: in that type of situation trying to save everyone would doom everyone. It would be like not letting anyone on the Titanic lifeboats because not everyone would fit.

You have to break a few eggs to make that omelette. Stupid parents like in TFA would probably be the first ones to get munched.
 
2017-11-22 03:51:31 PM  
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2017-11-22 03:51:44 PM  

Oliver Twisted: aterry33: People treat their kids like snowflakes today.  When I was in third grade in the 80's one of the parents brought in a pet snake and fed it a mouse.  We all thought it was cool and none of the parents complained.  I can only imagine what would happen if someone did that nowadays.

The parents who are complaining today were in elementary school in the 80's.


I don't disagree, but they should know better.  It seems as though increased prosperity makes every succeeding generation more snowflake-like.  I heard stories from my grandparents who grew up in the depression about making shoes out of cardboard to walk to school in during the winter.
 
2017-11-22 03:52:33 PM  

jmr61: The hot cheerleaders?

/reported


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2017-11-22 03:55:18 PM  
One of the questions asked students to choose three people to sacrifice during a zombie apocalypse and explain why they were chosen.

Just three? My answer would be all of them. I'll shoot you all in the farking knee to save myself. Sorry not sorry.
 
2017-11-22 03:57:00 PM  

BitwiseShift: uncleacid: The fat kid, the smart kid and the brown noser.

Trick question.  The fat kid and the fat teacher would be first. But they wouldn't be sacrificed so much as left behind in the furious exit.


The teacher would be killed in a "Lord of the Flies" fashion... because she gave the assignment.
 
2017-11-22 03:59:54 PM  

rummonkey: FTA:

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If you don't like the last portion then choose part A. I hate drama queen parents.

I would have loved non-standard assignments like this back when I was in school. I might answer it and post it somewhere just as a thought exercise.


What drama queen parents are you talking about?!
Oh, you mean like this one:
"I told her (the principal) I want a copy of the zero for my daughter's grade," Diedrich said. "I will be proud because that zero is how many children she (the daughter) gave up."

Sheesh. Choose another question.
 
2017-11-22 04:00:51 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: jmr61: The hot cheerleaders?

/reported

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Reminds me I need to pick up Lolipop Chainsaw sometime.
 
2017-11-22 04:02:42 PM  

Resident Muslim: rummonkey: FTA:

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If you don't like the last portion then choose part A. I hate drama queen parents.

I would have loved non-standard assignments like this back when I was in school. I might answer it and post it somewhere just as a thought exercise.

What drama queen parents are you talking about?!
Oh, you mean like this one:
"I told her (the principal) I want a copy of the zero for my daughter's grade," Diedrich said. "I will be proud because that zero is how many children she (the daughter) gave up."

Sheesh. Choose another question.


That question might also be a good way to single out the problem children before they go all Dylan Klebold on anyone. Just sayin'.
 
2017-11-22 04:02:56 PM  
ZA scenarios are always a rag-tag party of plucky heroes against the ravenous horde of zombies.  So mathematically, planning for such a scenario is a lot like planning what you'll do if you win the lottery.  It makes much more sense to have a sound financial plan for the scenario of you NEVER winning the lottery.

In the event of a zombie outbreak, odds are a lot more likely you'll be one of the zombies rather than one of the plucky survivors.  Your plan should involve strapping on a bullet-proof helmet and bathing yourself in fire-resistant chemicals, and doing so in the time frame before the virus reduces your mental agency to zombie-level.

There aren't many plucky survivors to go around.  Not every zombie is going to get to those tasty brains.  Odds are, a lot of your fellow zombies foolishly thought they'd be plucky survivors, and didn't base their zombiehood on sound, thorough planning.  Be the very best zombie you can be.
 
2017-11-22 04:03:29 PM  
I've been put in such a position in some sort of adult exercise (with some variation).
It sucked. For me it's save the children and women, try to save as many of your friends.
Die protecting the ones you love if you have to.

I'm also SorryNotSorry
 
2017-11-22 04:04:20 PM  

oldernell: I like that.  Neat assignment that makes you think.  Think of the difference between choosing between babies and adults to "sacrifice".  The babies and young children would be more tender, while the adults might be tougher and more gamey, but would provide more meat. Especially if you lived near a wal mart.


It's an old take on the bunker 'riddle' from when we were kids.  You had a list of (fictional) people who you had to pick to take in the bunker.  There was no right answer.  You could pick the doctor or the gun enthusiast or whatever and then justify your answers.

The trick was, however, that you had a list of fictional characters to chose from.  When I've seen it done as a party game with 'the people in this room' as a set in the question, it didn't go well, and that was with friends who kind of were trying not to hurt each other's feelings.  The fictional set is a fun game to play.  I can't imagine having to pick real people in a class of people who will get their feelings hurt.  It might not be quite as destructive as 'The Wave'.  I had a teacher try that in class once.  I'd read the book.  It bothered me that my teacher had only absorbed part of the lesson, but then again, if you read interviews from Dr. Zimbardo from the Stanford Prison experiments fame, he didn't get it either.

Dar Williams - Buzzer
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2017-11-22 04:05:45 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Resident Muslim: rummonkey: FTA:

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If you don't like the last portion then choose part A. I hate drama queen parents.

I would have loved non-standard assignments like this back when I was in school. I might answer it and post it somewhere just as a thought exercise.

What drama queen parents are you talking about?!
Oh, you mean like this one:
"I told her (the principal) I want a copy of the zero for my daughter's grade," Diedrich said. "I will be proud because that zero is how many children she (the daughter) gave up."

Sheesh. Choose another question.

That question might also be a good way to single out the problem children before they go all Dylan Klebold on anyone. Just sayin'.


Who?
*clickclickclick*
Oh, the Columbine murderers.
Yeah. No. If we are going to single out teens, TEENS, for any angst/angry thing they write about each other, then forget it.
 
2017-11-22 04:06:14 PM  

Resident Muslim: Danger Avoid Death: Resident Muslim: rummonkey: FTA:

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If you don't like the last portion then choose part A. I hate drama queen parents.

I would have loved non-standard assignments like this back when I was in school. I might answer it and post it somewhere just as a thought exercise.

What drama queen parents are you talking about?!
Oh, you mean like this one:
"I told her (the principal) I want a copy of the zero for my daughter's grade," Diedrich said. "I will be proud because that zero is how many children she (the daughter) gave up."

Sheesh. Choose another question.

That question might also be a good way to single out the problem children before they go all Dylan Klebold on anyone. Just sayin'.

Who?
*clickclickclick*
Oh, the Columbine murderers.
Yeah. No. If we are going to single out teens, TEENS, for any angst/angry thing they write about each other, then forget it.


Not saying your point doesn't stand, for the record.
 
2017-11-22 04:07:53 PM  

Resident Muslim: Resident Muslim: Danger Avoid Death: Resident Muslim: rummonkey: FTA:

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If you don't like the last portion then choose part A. I hate drama queen parents.

I would have loved non-standard assignments like this back when I was in school. I might answer it and post it somewhere just as a thought exercise.

What drama queen parents are you talking about?!
Oh, you mean like this one:
"I told her (the principal) I want a copy of the zero for my daughter's grade," Diedrich said. "I will be proud because that zero is how many children she (the daughter) gave up."

Sheesh. Choose another question.

That question might also be a good way to single out the problem children before they go all Dylan Klebold on anyone. Just sayin'.

Who?
*clickclickclick*
Oh, the Columbine murderers.
Yeah. No. If we are going to single out teens, TEENS, for any angst/angry thing they write about each other, then forget it.

Not saying your point doesn't stand, for the record.


I see yours as well. Personally, I'd also recommend choosing another question.
 
2017-11-22 04:10:19 PM  
My friends and family all say their coming to my place in the zombie apocalypse because I have emergency supplies.  The problem is, I have enough supplies for a single person to last a few weeks.  I planned for a big earthquake that temporarily disrupts essential services, not an apocalypse.    I guess I'll just have to shoot them to ensure my own survival.
 
2017-11-22 04:13:17 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Resident Muslim: rummonkey: FTA:

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If you don't like the last portion then choose part A. I hate drama queen parents.

I would have loved non-standard assignments like this back when I was in school. I might answer it and post it somewhere just as a thought exercise.

What drama queen parents are you talking about?!
Oh, you mean like this one:
"I told her (the principal) I want a copy of the zero for my daughter's grade," Diedrich said. "I will be proud because that zero is how many children she (the daughter) gave up."

Sheesh. Choose another question.

That question might also be a good way to single out the problem children before they go all Dylan Klebold on anyone. Just sayin'.


When I read the story I instantly started coming up with hypothetical people:

1. Lazy fat person. Doesn't contribute, strain on resources. Bad for morale...

2. Recently bit. Sorry buddy, you're gonna turn soon, take this 9mm and plug em till you go, I'll be down the street, sighting you in...

Steve.  That guy was an asshole. He did have a boat though, so I'll take your keys first...
 
2017-11-22 04:21:55 PM  

OgreMagi: My friends and family all say their coming to my place in the zombie apocalypse because I have emergency supplies.  The problem is, I have enough supplies for a single person to last a few weeks.  I planned for a big earthquake that temporarily disrupts essential services, not an apocalypse.    I guess I'll just have to shoot them to ensure my own survival.


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. By this time tomorrow I'll be ready to a member or two of my own family.
 
2017-11-22 04:23:08 PM  

Resident Muslim: What drama queen parents are you talking about?!
Oh, you mean like this one:
"I told her (the principal) I want a copy of the zero for my daughter's grade," Diedrich said. "I will be proud because that zero is how many children she (the daughter) gave up."


Sheesh, even if someone took a principled stand against leaving anyone behind, that wouldn't warrant a zero. (Barring the random total asshole teach.) They might get marks down, but the only way a kid would get a flat zero is if they didn't even try, because their mom is insane.
 
2017-11-22 04:28:58 PM  
I believe the correct answer is to sacrifice no one.

Anyone sacrificed is just another potential zombie to add to the relentless, oncoming horde.

/that school's time would probably be better spent getting their students to read a book or something.
 
2017-11-22 04:53:57 PM  
50 items for your bunker? That seems a bit much. I'm a small-scale prepper and I'd have trouble with that unless it's very specific, like individual foods and medical items. Survival requires being able to improvise, and consumables run out.

Similar with 25 weaponizable. Maybe very specific blunt objects. "Throw canned peaches at them, then the beans. Hit them with the right rear table leg."

Choosing a few people is more practical - as long as they're hypothetical or fictional.
 
2017-11-22 04:58:22 PM  

aterry33: Oliver Twisted: aterry33: People treat their kids like snowflakes today.  When I was in third grade in the 80's one of the parents brought in a pet snake and fed it a mouse.  We all thought it was cool and none of the parents complained.  I can only imagine what would happen if someone did that nowadays.

The parents who are complaining today were in elementary school in the 80's.

I don't disagree, but they should know better.  It seems as though increased prosperity makes every succeeding generation more snowflake-like.  I heard stories from my grandparents who grew up in the depression about making shoes out of cardboard to walk to school in during the winter.


I know.  We were spoiled.  We had bread bags inside our shoes for winter.
 
2017-11-22 05:15:58 PM  

Oliver Twisted: aterry33: Oliver Twisted: aterry33: People treat their kids like snowflakes today.  When I was in third grade in the 80's one of the parents brought in a pet snake and fed it a mouse.  We all thought it was cool and none of the parents complained.  I can only imagine what would happen if someone did that nowadays.

The parents who are complaining today were in elementary school in the 80's.

I don't disagree, but they should know better.  It seems as though increased prosperity makes every succeeding generation more snowflake-like.  I heard stories from my grandparents who grew up in the depression about making shoes out of cardboard to walk to school in during the winter.

I know.  We were spoiled.  We had bread bags inside our shoes for winter.


You had bread bags? We used dead squirrels - and we liked it!
 
2017-11-22 05:38:29 PM  
Wow. Zombies...killing zombies. Sacrificing others. WTF is this lesson plan all about? No wonder we are falling behind the rest of the world.

/I like turtles
 
2017-11-22 05:42:10 PM  
I say eat the rich first. That's the least they can do for the rest of us.
 
2017-11-22 05:57:40 PM  

stirfrybry: Wow. Zombies...killing zombies. Sacrificing others. WTF is this lesson plan all about? No wonder we are falling behind the rest of the world.

/I like turtles


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2017-11-22 06:08:13 PM  

gerbilpox: Oliver Twisted: aterry33: Oliver Twisted: aterry33: People treat their kids like snowflakes today.  When I was in third grade in the 80's one of the parents brought in a pet snake and fed it a mouse.  We all thought it was cool and none of the parents complained.  I can only imagine what would happen if someone did that nowadays.

The parents who are complaining today were in elementary school in the 80's.

I don't disagree, but they should know better.  It seems as though increased prosperity makes every succeeding generation more snowflake-like.  I heard stories from my grandparents who grew up in the depression about making shoes out of cardboard to walk to school in during the winter.

I know.  We were spoiled.  We had bread bags inside our shoes for winter.

You had bread bags? We used dead squirrels - and we liked it!


Luxury!

Four Yorkshiremen- Monty Python
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2017-11-22 06:18:45 PM  

Imaginativescreenname: as God one said, eat the rich.
I'd quote chapter and verse, but it's noncanonical.


Lemmy from Motorhead said that.  He's definitely god to some people.
 
2017-11-22 09:03:23 PM  
OK I have to agree C is a bit dark.
 
2017-11-22 09:53:37 PM  
This must be a new book.  I funded the original geography book on kickstarter a few years back. (Gave it to my neighbor's kid, so I can't go look through it)

There was a bit about reading a map, and then looking at when there were outbreaks in each town, to try to trace the point of origin.  And there was talk about isthmuses, peninsulas and islands in where to set up your defensives.  (I assume the zombies couldn't swim)
 
2017-11-23 12:22:18 AM  

interstellar_tedium: oldernell: I like that.  Neat assignment that makes you think.  Think of the difference between choosing between babies and adults to "sacrifice".  The babies and young children would be more tender, while the adults might be tougher and more gamey, but would provide more meat. Especially if you lived near a wal mart.

No the ones from Walmart are too fatty and today's zombie is watching his weight and cholesterol


Zombies eat brains. Brains are about the most fatty, high cholesterol food there is. And a lot of recipes for brains involve cooking them in butter! There's no such thing as low-fat brains.
 
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