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I liked the "ECNUD" cartoon. Good one!
Extracurricular activities - An extracurricular activity (ECA) or extra academic activity (EAA) or cultural activities is an activity, performed by students, that falls outside the realm of the normal curriculum of school, college or university education. Such activities are generally voluntary (as opposed to mandatory), social, philanthropic, and often involve others of the same age. Students and staff direct these activities under faculty sponsorship, although student-led initiatives, such as independent newspapers, are very common. However, sometimes the school principals and teachers also bring in these activities in the school among the students.
I thought this (below) was cute.
Froebel Gifts (are educational play materials for young children, originally designed by Friedrich Fröbel for the first kindergarten at Bad Blankenburg. Playing with Froebel gifts, singing, dancing, and growing plants were each important aspects of this child-centered approach to education. The series was later extended from the original six to at least ten sets of gifts. The Sunday Papers (Sonntagsblatt) published by Fröbel between 1838 and 1840 explained the meaning and described the use of each of his six initial "play gifts" (Spielgabe): "The active and creative, living and life producing being of each person, reveals itself in the creative instinct of the child. All human education is bound up in the quiet and conscientious nurture of this instinct of activity; and in the ability of the child, true to this instinct, to be active." Between May 1837 and 1850, the Froebel gifts were made in Bad Blankenburg in the principality of Schwarzburg Rudolstadt, by master carpenter Löhn, assisted by artisans and women of the village. In 1850, production was moved to the Erzgebirge region of the Kingdom of Saxony in a factory established for this purpose by S F Fischer. Fröbel also developed a series of activities ("occupations") such as sewing, weaving, and modeling with clay, for children to extend their experiences through play. Ottilie de Liagre in a letter to Fröbel in 1844 observed that playing with the Froebel gifts empowers children to be lively and free, but people can degrade it into a mechanical routine. Each of the first five gifts was assigned a number by Fröbel in the Sunday Papers, which indicated the sequence in which each gift was to be given to the child)
Inventor of Froebel Gifts.................
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Go to the Head of the Class - is a roll-and-move board game published originally by the Chad Valley Co Ltd. in 1936. It was then published by Milton Bradley (now owned by Hasbro). Go to the Head of the Class was last produced by Winning Moves USA in 2013. The game board is designed to look like a top view of a school classroom with the teacher's blackboard at one end. Original tokens were cardboard images of adult and children affixed to wooden or plastic bases. Players can advance to the "head of the class" by moving tokens from desk to desk as a result of answering questions correctly. The game also includes random "chance cards" that add or subtract positions without involving a question, such as "Put away that peashooter and go back 3 desks" or "For good penmanship, advance two desks".
Comment" I had this game as a kid and loved playing it. Many, many years later my grandkids (Andrew and Carson) have it and we used to play. They insisted that I always had to answer the hardest category of questions.
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isokolo - How to say "school" in Xhosa. The Xhosa people, or Xhosa-speaking people are a Bantu ethnic group whose traditional homeland is primarily the Cape Provinces of South Africa. They are the second largest ethnic group in Southern Africa and are native speakers of the IsiXhosa language.
Jane Austen Society of North America Essay Contest (JASNA conducts an annual student Essay Contest to encourage the study and appreciation of Jane Austen's works in new generations of readers. Applicants must be high school students, college or university students enrolled in at least six credit hours of course work or graduate students enrolled in at least three credit hours of graduate course work. An essay submission on a provided prompt is required. Membership in The Jane Austen Society of North America is not required to enter the contest)
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I double checked my spreadsheet and was surprised to see we haven't done this one yet ...
Kindergarten - is a preschool educational approach based on playing, singing, practical activities such as drawing, and social interaction as part of the transition from home to school. Such institutions were originally made in the late 18th century in Germany, Bavaria and Alsace to serve children whose parents both worked outside home. The term was coined by German pedagogue Friedrich Fröbel, whose approach globally influenced early-years education. Today, the term is used in many countries to describe a variety of educational institutions and learning spaces for children ranging from two to six years of age, based on a variety of teaching methods.
Liberal Arts Education (is the traditional academic course in Western higher education. Liberal arts takes the term art in the sense of a learned skill rather than specifically the fine arts. Liberal arts education can refer to studies in a liberal arts degree course or to a university education more generally. Such a course of study contrasts with those that are principally vocational, professional, or technical, as well as religiously based courses. The term "liberal arts" for an educational curriculum dates back to classical antiquity in the West, but has changed its meaning considerably, mostly expanding it. The seven subjects in the ancient and medieval meaning came to be divided into the trivium of rhetoric, grammar, and logic, and the quadrivium of astronomy, arithmetic, geometry, and music. The modern sense of the term usually covers all the natural sciences, formal sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities)
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Major in college - A major in college is a specific area of study that you choose to specialize in. It is usually one of the most important decisions you make during your college years, as it can affect your future career and personal interests. There are many different majors to choose from, depending on your goals, passions, and abilities. Some of the most popular majors include business, health, engineering, and biology. To decide on a major, you need to consider several factors, such as:
What do you like to do?
What are your career goals?
What are the courses and requirements for each major?
How do you fit into each major?
Choosing a major is not an easy task, but it can be rewarding if you find something that suits you well. Remember that you can always change your mind later if you discover new opportunities or interests. The most important thing is to follow your passion and have fun along the way!
Need-based Financial Aid (is a type of financial aid that is awarded to students based on their financial need. It is designed to help students who would otherwise be unable to afford the cost of attending college or university. The amount of need-based financial aid that a student can receive is determined by a number of factors, including their family’s income, the cost of attendance, and the availability of funds)
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