|Term Paper Title
||It’s Just Common Sense
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It’s Just Common Sense
ENG 327, 11:00 TR
Children today do not have a balanced curriculum in the school systems. We teach our children the Sciences, Math, English, and History, but ignore the skills some need to survive in their harsh environments. Sex, drugs, and alcohol-use are all topics the school systems try to brush past the students at an early age without any real-life applications. We need a curriculum that teaches these students many of the skills they are dying without in a world that doesn’t care whether someone knows the square root of 49, or who the 14th president was.
I am proposing a curriculum centered on “common-sense.” When I say common sense, I am referring to knowledge attained outside the classroom such as, dealing with gang violence, learning how and where to find a job, managing a budget, and time-management skills. We want to prepare the young men and women of today for the real world. The one that smacks them dead in the face each time they walk out the front doors of their schools. I believe this course would not only enrich their already diverse subjects of study but also give some of these children skills they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
The target group for the initial implementation of the project would be the underprivileged, high school, and minority groups in the public school system. I want to reach out to them through the addition of this curriculum. My objective is simple. I want the students to sharpen their common sense in their everyday lives.
The course would in essence focus on teaching the students how to be “street-smart.” It would concentrate on teaching them how and where to shop for clothing and food for the best values. The course would teach them how to deal with certain scenarios that may arise in their neighborhoods like drugs and alcohol. It would also be a place for them to research job opportunities as well as other extracurricular activities via ...
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