Chapter One- ”The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.”
It was in the year 3550 that the Earth was laid waste to after a comet collided with Earth causing the Earth to move out of it’s normal orbit around the sun to several million miles closer to the sun. The explosion was so great when the comet hit the southern part of the Pacific Ocean off of South America that the south polar cap melted down immediately. The ocean surge covered South America completely leaving only the Andes Mountains showing as islands above the waters. In a week Europe, and North America were under water and the north polar cap began to melt. The Asian continents suffered the same fate, except the Tibetan mountain range stuck out as islands in a vast new ocean. Any mountain range around the world became islands jutting out the ocean that rose above 7,000 feet survived the initial flooding. The highest mountains in the Sierras, Appalachian mountain chain, and Mount Reiner in Washington State, all became islands above the 7,000 feet above sea level point. All of the plants and native animals around the world drown under leagues of seawater. The only surviving animals are those that lived at high elevations to begin with such as mountain goats, Yaks, deer, some varieties of birds. The fish in freshwater all died when the salt-water filled all the lakes and rivers around the world. The sea marine live did survive however despite the temperature rise. The entire populations of penguins eventually were washed away toward the mountains of the Andes thousands of miles away. Few penguins survived.
As for the human race, those that survived were those that ran to the high ground or happened to be living on high ground to begin with. The floods came so quick that all of California, and the west coast were covered in salt-water in less than a week. The same fate became the East coast of the North American continent and it flooded across all the states until it reached the high peaks of the Adirondacks Mountains.
The only humans known to survive were a group of Old World Christians on a religious retreat at Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Mountains, and a group of Old World Jewish Community Members who were vacationing in the Sierras with RVs. Neither community knew that the other had survived until months after the disaster. In the year 5660 religions had changed to a new order of spiritual life. The World Corporate Order discouraged religions to be practiced. The emphasis was on giving everything to the controlling Corporations of the World and religions got in the way. Many religions centuries old had begun to die out from the persecution, and threat of arrest by the World Corporate Order. The original Christian movement that survived 56 thousand years was now called the Old World Christian movement. Likewise, the various Jewish sects were called the Old World Jewish religion. In many ways religion had been replaced by the corporate order, and Nationalism within new corporate boundaries that had formed over the past few centuries (30th century to 50th century AD). Buddhism, Muslims, Hindu, and many other religions suffered the same fate as the Old World Christians and the Old World Jewish sects and were reduced in size
and popularity and were considered illegal to practice. They had all become secret religions that were not approved by the Corporate Order of the 57the Century. The Corporate Order frowned on the free worship of any religion in the year 5660. The old world religions met in secret and kept their membership closed, and in secret for fear of Corporate punishment by the Corporate Order of Earth, which controlled all of the countries of the world.
The date was September 4, 3550AD. It was in the middle of the day that the first emergency broadcast was sent out by virtual beam, old-fashioned radio waves, short wave radio and virtual television. EMERGENCY, this is not a drill, REPEAT EMERGENCY…attention all citizens of the Corporate World Order. This is an EMERGENCY. Our scientists have determined that a comet is about to collide with Earth in about 48 hours. DO NOT PANIC. Try if possible to head to high ground above 5 or 6,000 feet above sea level. Go to the mountains in you region if possible. Leave now and do not delay. “ End of Broadcast.
For the 48 hours every anti-gravity vehicle (AGV) or transportation device were headed toward the closest mountains in every country and corporate domain in the world. Venues were blocked for hundreds of miles as millions upon millions of people of the Earth fled to high ground to avoid the impact of severe flooding.
In the quiet Sierra Mountains in northern California near Lake Tahoe there was a group of forty or so, “Old World Christians,” on a religious retreat. Pastor Swift a short chubby man with a balding crown was just finishing a lesson on the 23rd Psalm about “how the Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want…” As the small group walked toward their cabins one of the young boys named Cecil came running toward Pastor Swift. “Pastor Swift, Pastor Swift, there is an emergency warning being transmitted. You need to come quick, the young boy exclaimed. “Alright, alright everything is fine. It is probably a fire emergency being broadcast. I will be right there,” said Pastor Swift. As he approached his cabin there were several people standing outside with long looks on their faces. Something big was up, and Pastor Swift could not tell what the emergency was going to be. As he entered his cabin a virtual broadcast was loud and clear…a Comet was going to hit the Earth in less than 48 hours.” Oh My God,” Pastor Swift exclaimed. “Johnny run and get Colonel Jim Shepherd and have him meet me here as soon as possible,” Pastor Swift shouted. A few minutes later, retired Colonel James Shepherd a tall man with a military style crew cut and a long grey mustache appeared at Pastor Swift’s cabin. “Jim, as you may have heard but we have a major emergency on our hands. I have just been informed that a comet is about to collide with the Earth in less than 48 hours. There is a strong possibility of flooding especially if it lands in one of the oceans or the north or South Pole. We need to get to high ground fast before others do, and stake out or claim to land higher than 7,000 feet above sea level. We know Donner’s Pass is 8,700 feet above sea level, and that is just down the road from here. I suggest we head for North Star Mountain which is just above Donner’s Pass and close enough to get there quickly,” said Pastor Swift. “I am not a military man , nor do I pretend to know how to handle this emergency, so I am putting you in charge of our group and it’s survival,” Pastor Swift exclaimed. “I will ring the emergency bell and have everyone assemble immediately,” said Pastor Swift. “OK Jim, I will take charge and get us safely to
high ground by the end of this day, said Colonel Shepherd. A million questions when though Colonel Shepherd’s mind at the moment but he suppressed these
The bell rang loudly again and again and everyone knowing it must be some sort of emergency assembled quickly in front of Pastor Swift’s cabin. “Brothers and Sisters, we have limited time and a major life threatening emergency has developed both here and world-wide. A comet is about to collide with the Earth in 48 hours. There was a hushed silence for almost a minute and then women began to cry and men were cursing under their breath. “Retired Colonel Jim Shepherd is going to organize our evacuation to higher ground immediately. I want you to listen to him carefully; he will be in charge of everything. Remember what I said in the bible study group, “The Lord is our Shepherd, and we shall not want,” paraphrased Pastor Swift. “Alright everyone keep calm. This is what I want you to do. Return to your cabins, and stock up your AGVs with all the food you have. Remember to pack blankets, and any survival equipment like light sources, batteries, solar energy collectors, water, medicine, axes, old weapons, knives, and any ham radios, or battery or sun operated radios,” shouted the Colonel to the group. “Are there any questions? “ he asked. No one asked any questions. There were some women crying softly from fear in the crowd but no one spoke out loud. They all walked away rapidly to their cabins, and began to gather all they could pack their AGVs with and still be able to have the vehicle move along the ground. “Come back here with your AGV’s loaded within two hours and we will assemble in front of the mess hall, “ shouted the Colonel to the group as they departed.
Two hours later all of the Old World Christians had assembled with their AGVs fully loaded down with everything they could take. Colonel Shepherd addressed the group again. “Brothers and Sisters, Pastor Swift will lead us in prayer, but first I want to tell you where we are going. We are headed to North Star Mountain, above Donner’s pass, down the road from here. I will personally lead the group in my AGV, and everyone will follow in a single line. When we get to the site we will begin to organize an encampment to survive the comet collision with the Earth.” “Pastor Swift if you will,” the Colonel said. “Let us pray. Dear Lord guide over and protect us and all the humans and animals of the world during this apocalypse with a comet. Guide us on our way to North Star Mountain and keep us safe and secure from the possible flooding. We ask this all in Jesus’ name. Amen.” “Amen,” the group responded.
All the AGVs were started up and the trek to North Star Mountain began in a long single line of about 40 vehicles. An hour later they had arrived at the base of North Star Mountain and began to climb the open trails up the mountain. Anti gravity vehicles were made to follow a magnetic line embedded in the road and usually ran on solar power or an electric grid. Once the vehicles went off the road they were useless. They could not travel over the ground or rocks and leaves. Everyone had to put their supplies on their back or pull them on makeshift drags.
Here are the numbers concerning elementary and secondary school classrooms. Normally on the secondary level 32 students in a class is the norm. This number is also part of the Teacher’s Union contract. The classrooms are built to hand no more than 32-35 desks and chairs. One solution to the Corona virus pandemic for schools is to cut the class size in half to 16 and shorten the class times to 20 minutes. The eight classes a day would be doubled to equal 16 shortened periods. In a day only five classes are academic courses. The lunch period takes up one period and the remaining two classes are often Study Halls, School service, and elective courses. What makes a change in the class times is negotiations with the Teacher Union to change an ages old eight period day to sixteen short Periods. If School districts could get over this obstacle, then Education can finally change it’s age old format.
I don’t believe two days of face to fact contact and three days of online courses is a wise approach. It does not provide for reduced class sizes with 32 students packed into the same small classrooms. This approach invites spreading of the virus by just one or two students.
School districts have historically never been able to make long term future changes in education easily. Politics get in the way and political interests over-ride the real needs of the students.
It is time to make some drastic school day changes.
If you country was invaded by a foreigner what would you do? Fight back of course. Supposing the invader had superior weapons and you had only bows and arrows? Such was the plight of the American Native Indians. Who were the good guys and the bad guys? That depends on who you think had the right to wipe out entire nations of American Natives. The white eyes lied to the American Indians time after time. No wonder there was no trust.
Was the Native American Indian worse than the white eyes. Taking scalps was a tradition for Native Americans, but what about hanging a person from a rope in public until their neck broke or they choked to death.
Who killed hundreds of thousands of Buffalo? Not the Native American Indians, it was the white eyes with guns that could shoot rapidly. Buffalo skins had a great market value as well as horns.
Who held the white eyes accountable for their crimes against the Native American Nations? No one did. Killing Native American Indians was like a fox hunt where the fox had no chance in hell of surviving with hunting dogs chasing them down and men on horseback armed with rifles shooting at them.
So, a Few hundred years later the Native American Indian is treated as a minority with little or no rights. Look at Brazil how they do not let the Amazon Indians own land and have no more rights than a teenager.
When there is talk about reparations for the black slaves of America, think first about the white men who stole the land away from the Native Americans to begin with before the slaves were brought to America.
The Native American Nations had wonderful cultures and practices that are fading into the air over time. What can we do? Perhaps renew their status in the American culture and give them more support to get educated and become part of this great American society. Always remember the place in History the Great Chiefs and their Nations played in our history and the Wild West.
Why are there no national holidays that celebrate Native American Holidays?
Think about the Washington Redskins football team. Is Redskin really an insult?
Do we have any teams called the white eyes or the yellow skins? Think about it.
Are there any Polish poppers, or Irish hacks, or British cavaliers, or French Frogs?
By Dr. Pelham Mead III, Instructional Technologist
For twelve years I worked as an Instructional Technologist in several New York Universities and Colleges such as New York University 1998; The College of Mount Saint Vincent 2001-2005; St. John’s University 2006-2008 and the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. An Instructional Technologist is like a Staff Developer with advanced Software teaching skills, and in some cases IT skills also.
This is a collection of my experiences working with Senior age Faculty over age 65 at Universities and Colleges that had little or no knowledge of how to use a computer, let alone how to use MS Word or MS Powerpoint. Some Senior professors could turn a computer and send and receive e-mail and that was all. The reason for this gap in knowledge is that older professors have been passed by in terms of technology training. Colleges and Universities that I worked at would win Federal grants and then buy lots of computers and software and drop them in the professor’s laps with no training.
Computers to the younger generations is as natural as eating a peanut butter sandwich. For those in the baby boomer generation and age 65 plus computers are an unnecessary waste of time. College professors assume all college students are always playing games on their laptop computers and not doing anything educational. Likewise, from the student viewpoint, Professors that cannot use Powerpoint are dinosaurs in the world of technology.
When I began tutoring Professors on Federal Grants awarded to Colleges and Universities, I realized the FEAR was the major factor for preventing Older Professors from learning computers and understanding their teaching potential. My job was to build their confidence and work at their pace, not mine.
My first Senior Professor story is about a Professor who taught non-major Biology to Freshman at a Catholic University on Long Island. This professor was an adjunct professor that only taught part-time. He could speak five different languages and was highly respected in the University. The problem was he was 83 years old and completely unaware of computers or software. He taught 100 students in a large lecture hall with chalk on a blackboard. It was difficult to see his notes on the blackboard at the back of the class. He also spoke in a thick Eastern European accent. He was recommended to me for tutoring in how to use a laptop computer and Powerpoint by the Biology Department Chairperson. The senior professor had the highest failure rate of all the major and non-major mandatory Biology classes. The reason for the failures was a failure to communicate with the students on their level. Students of the 21st century were born into a visual world of stimulus. They play hand held electronic games from age one and are addicted to TV electronic games where the object is to shoot as many of the enemy as possible. Students are very familiar with the internet and searching for topics, but not as good with basic grammar and vocabulary because in their constant texting they have invented their own language with abbreviations for everything i.e. BFF best friend forever; Lol laughing out loud; word, word up and other bad English expressions.
Back to the 83-year-old professor of Biology. At his first class I had to show him how to open the lap top, plug it in, turn it on. That took 30 minutes instead of five minutes. He could not understand how this computer and showing visual Powerpoint slides shows could improve this teaching. I showed him several lecture samples I had using Powerpoint with everything including animation, sound clips, special effects and internet links. I spent two hours the first class with him instead of one to make sure he felt comfortable learning new material. I scheduled him for a tutoring session for the following week at the same time and gave him his brand-new IBM laptop.
The next week he was late, very late in fact. After 30 minutes I decided he wasn’t coming so I went to the men’s bathroom for a break. When I entered the bathroom by opening the door, there was the Senior Professor hiding behind the door. “Professor Smith what are you doing here in the bathroom?” I asked. Stuttering he answered “I am afraid to go to your office. Computers are too hard for an old man like me.” “Well if you are too old for computers the department chairman might decide you are too old to teach,” I replied. “Don’t take away my teaching. It is all I live for. I love teaching but now the students are different than the old days,” he said. “Come let’s go to my office and let me help you modernize yourself and feel comfortable about computers and software,” I replied.
The following week the Senior Professor brought his wife who was 80 years of age and a retired RN at a local hospital. “Doctor Mead this is my wife Adelle and she is a retired RN and she has come along to help me through this lesson,” he said. “Nice to meet you Adelle,” I said. “Your husband is a well-respected Senior faculty member, but he is out of touch with the students and technology. All I want to do is to get him to learn how to create some Powerpoint slide shows for his lectures to become more informative to the students and increase their motivation to learn, rather than fail. “I understand,” Adelle replied. I used computers for many years at the hospital where I worked. I tried to get Henry to learn how to use computers, but he always had an excuse.
Now in 2020 we are in the midst of a pandemic and the virus has caught private and public schools by surprise as well as Colleges and Universities. Teachers and Professors were caught unprepared to teach online which incorporates a whole different set of teaching tools. In fact, initially teachers will have to do more lesson preparation for teaching online than in person. The reason is the online environment is more controlled and restrictive. Zoom, facetime, canvas and blackboard are important visual tools to allow teachers to see their students. Secondly, teachers need to be more prepared to use instant quizzes or treasure hunts in research than normally. Online teachers need to get responses from everyone in the class and be positive about the responses. YouTube movies and other videos can be used or assigned to an online class. Coming up with reward systems is a good motivator. Making the lesson personal and adapted to each student’s needs and learning curve is most important. The surprise element is always important in providing team projects and class discussion.
Reading from a book is not appropriate for online instruction. Powerpoint presentations can be useful if provided to the students afterward. Animation and sound effects can bring a Powerpoint presentation alive. Linking to the New York Times podcasts and other podcasts on a slide can make the presentation even more interesting. Testing, testing in different forms is important to make sure the students are all performing on task. Creating student pair teams adds a new dimension to learning. Students learn to cooperate and present their findings when they are done.
Placing emphasis on outlawing cut or copy and paste from the internet. Plagiarism should not be tolerated. Colleges have software programs that can detect plagiarism on student reports.
Original and creative work with good grammar should be encouraged. Abbreviations and collegial expressions such as bff and other text short phrases should be discouraged. Teachers will find that when students think they are anonymous they can be impolite to the teacher. Stop this right from the start. Shut a student down who curses or uses inappropriate language. Be on the guard for the class clown who tried to be funny online.
Keep students informed of their average class grade at all times rather than making them have to ask how they are doing. Be open and transparent about grades. If a student is getting low grades, offer to help them and give additional assignments to bring up the average grade.
In a normal in person classroom a teacher learns student name by taking attendance every day. Online you need to make a special attempt to learn student’s first names. Read their student fil if one is available to find out what kind of student they are. Be aware of their life and career goals and try to tie in the assignments to that interest.
Teaching online requires more paperwork than normal teaching. After or during each online session make sure to mark down who is participating and who is not. Keep track of who is handing their assignments in on time and who is not. Do not let students fall behind in their assignments to the point you have to report them to their parents or your supervisor.
Prepare crossword puzzles, scrabble puzzles and other skill sheets to help student remember names and events or vocabulary . Most of all stay ahead of the students, especially the first time you teach the course online. The second years will be much easier with a whole semester to use from the previous year.
Finally, be cheerful, positive and most of all sup portative. Let students feel you are all on the same team.
The Basics of Developing a Good Powerpoint Presentation
by Dr. Pelham Mead
To do a good powerpoint presentation start with a template that has embedded motion. These templates are more attractive to students and will get their attention.
Next find some free .wav files you can insert to give sound to a slide.
Find all the clip art and Vector art you can that is free on the subject. In the Washington powerpoint slide show I worked on I loaded real and cartoon clip art of General George Washington to appeal to the humorous side of students interest.
Always apply transitions of slides at the end of the project and don’t over do them.
Animation needs to be kept simple and use clip art with white backgrounds on a white background, not a colored background for realism.
Edit and reveal the show several times looking for errors.
Limit the amount of text on a screen.
Use current hip hop music or other music the students identify with.
Nos encanta el aspecto de este plan de lecciones profesional tal como es. Pero también creemos que debería tener opciones. Para personalizar fácilmente esta plantilla y hacerla suya, en la pestaña Diseño, echa un vistazo a una amplia gama de opciones en las galerías Temas, Colores y Fuentes. O bien, para usar los colores de la escuela, toca Colores y, a continuación, selecciona Personalizar colores. Para reemplazar cualquier texto de marcador de posición, como este, simplemente tóquelo y escriba.
GUÍA DEL PROFESOR
GUÍA DEL ESTUDIANTE
1-Aprende la vida de Hamilton.
1-Ver la obra de Broadway llamada, “Hamilton.”
En la clase Discusión. ¿Quién es Alexander Hamilton y cuál fue su contribución a las 13 colonias?
¿Cuáles son los nombres de las canciones de Hamilton? ¿Quién canta las canciones? Haga una lista y envíela cuando haya terminado. Discutir.
Federalismo vs Derechos de los Estados.Hamilton apoyó el control federal de las colonias y estableció ¿qué parte del gobierno?El federalismo y los derechos de los Estados existen hoy en día con el presidente Trump. ¿Cuáles son los cinco asuntos de derechos de los Estados que el presidente Trump había tratado de anular?
Racismo y Hamilton. ¿En qué país nació Alexander Hamilton? ¿Cómo obtuvo una educación?¿Cómo se sintió Hamilton hacia la esclavitud?¿Dónde vivía Hamilton?¿Su casa aún existe? ¿Dónde se encuentra la casa si existe?
PROYECTO DE AVANCE RÁPIDO
¿Qué Presidente fue responsable de ayudar a aprobar la Ley de Educación Primaria y Secundaria en la década de 1960?¿Qué prevé la Ley de Educación Primaria y Secundaria?
Discusión.¿Aprobaría Alexander Hamilton el acto de Primaria y Secundaria? ¿Es actuar como una forma de federalismo o no?
Discusión.¿Quién escribió la obra, Hamilton?¿Qué tipo de estilo de canción se utiliza en la obra?¿Quién disparó y mató a Hamilton?¿El asesino fue juzgado alguna vez por su crimen?¿Quién era la hija del asesino?
Hamilton Puzzle tg resolver.Un proyecto de una semana para una sola persona.Encuentra una aplicación de crucigrama gratis en Internet y crear un rompecabezas de 20 palabras cruzadas usando 20 nombres o términos de la biografía de Hamilton o jugar.Cree una hoja de respuestas y envíe ambas a la maestra en una semana.Sin pegar, cortar ni copiar.